Al Roker will leave the Today Show again due to an upcoming operation.

Last year, the popular Today host was absent from the show for more than a month.

Al Roker has returned to the Today Show at the start of the new year after a weeks-long absence due to a hospital stay – but to stay, he must maintain peak physical condition.

The weatherman, 68, was absent from the newsroom for over a month at the end of last year due to blood clots in his lungs and subsequent surgery.

He has provided supporters with an update on a second health condition, remaining as open as ever regarding his health.