Jenna Bush Hager Gives Update on Hoda Kotb Amid 'Today' Absence

The 41-year-old shared a few words about her co-host during Wednesday's 'Today' show.

Many fans have been concerned about Today show anchor Hoda Kotb due to her continued absence from the show without explanation.

After broadcaster Craig Melvin finally stated that Kotb is out because of a "family health matter," Jenna Bush Hager shared a few comments about her Hoda & Jenna co-host.

During the Wednesday, March 1 episode, Hager first explained that "Willie [Geist] is in for Hoda," before saying, "And we just want to let you all know that we heard you, and Hoda is OK. She’s just got a family health matter that she’s been dealing with.”

The 41-year-old shared her love for Kotb along with hope for her to return soon: "We adore her, we’re sending our love to her, and she’s going to be back, right here, very, very soon."

Geist echoed the sentiment, saying, "Can’t wait to see her back here. We love you very much, Hoda.”

Kotb's last appearance on Today was on Feb. 20 in a pre-recorded episode for President's Day. Concerns were raised by fans after the 58-year-old was missing from the show for longer than a week, wanting to know what was going on.

Social media posts from Kotb added to fans' stress, with the Today star sharing vague quotes and messages, such as a photo saying, "Choose Hope."

Hager, Melvin, and more hope their comments this week assure fans that Kotb is okay and will be back soon.

But along with the worry for Kotb, Today viewers were also thrown for a loop when Savannah Guthrie abruptly left the show around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Co-host Sheinelle Jones revealed what happened, telling people watching, "Savannah left early, she wasn't feeling great, so she took a Covid test. It came back positive."

To ensure both Guthrie's safety and health and that of the rest of the cast and crew, the Today host immediately left the set and continues to recover at home.

Fans eagerly await the return of both Kotb and Guthrie to the Today show soon!