Hoda Kotb, a longtime TODAY host, has been off the air for almost a week. She shared a photo of her "Choose Hope" against a sunset sky, and she captioned it with two heart emojis on Monday.
Many of her 2.2 million Instagram followers expressed their concerns about her today show. "Today show just isn't the same without you!," one fan said, while another wished Hoda and her family the best. "I'm sorry to hear about you in the morning."
According to Decider, the TV personality had a "planned absence" last Monday for President's Day, but she was also M.I.A. on February 24. On Friday's episode of TODAY, Savannah Guthrie, 51, revealed to viewers that she wasn't at work last week, but neither Savannah nor Hoda, nor the network have explained why.
Hoda has been active on social media in the last week, sending a slew of messages about "strong women" and "brave people." On February 22, her message read, "One day you will see how brave you have been." Two days later, she shared a message that read, "Some miracles are just good people with kind hearts."
In 2018, the Virginia Tech alum co-hosted NBC News' Dateline as Savannah's co-host, and now she hosts the fourth hour. "This has to be the most popular decision NBC News has ever made," Savannah said at the time.