Hoda Kotb suffered what was known as a “medical emergency” throughout a section of the ‘At the moment’ present.
The 59-year-old, who joined NBC in 1998, was in the midst of a ‘Today With Hoda & Jenna’ broadcast when she all of the sudden needed to cease attributable to a disaster involving her eyesight.
All of it started to unfold when the host realized she could have by no means taken her contact lenses out the night time prior, leading to her shedding her eyesight.
Hoda Kotb Stops ‘At the moment’ Present Section Due To Eye Subject
On Thursday, February 1, the ‘At the moment’ present host brought about some ruckus attributable to her “medical emergency.”
“I believe I’ve a contact caught in my eye manner up right here. I don’t suppose I took it out final night time and I can’t discover it,” Kotb stated of her contact lens, to which Jenna Bush Hager replied by asking, “Is that this a medical emergency?”
The 59-year-old then went on to say, “It feels prefer it’s in there,” earlier than including that she was “not kidding” in regards to the scenario.
“I used to be going to go to the attention physician, however I didn’t have time,” the ‘At the moment’ present host continued earlier than begging the viewers for assistance on methods to deal with the scenario. “Possibly folks have tips to methods to get it out! I’m positive folks have had contacts which have rolled up. For those who guys know, are you able to put up on X?”
Bush Hager then backed her co-host, asking the viewers, “Can we assist our woman get her contact out?”
It doesn’t cease there, as after they rolled to a business break, the difficulty worsened. “We’ve got breaking information,” Bush Hager introduced after coming again on the air. “Hoda’s now misplaced all eyesight as a result of her different contact fell out.”
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) February 1, 2024
“It appears to be like like a bunch of mushed-up colours,” Kotb stated of her eyesight. “That is actually bizarre. I’m completely depending on you one hundred pc. Not studying will not be straightforward. I can’t learn something!”
Bush Hager admitted, “I don’t like this sense. I prefer to be companions with you. Let’s hope that a health care provider arrives within the subsequent couple of minutes and Hoda is ready to see!”
Her co-host then had no alternative however to proceed the present, telling Kotb and the viewers, “I’m going to go forward and skim, and hopefully when the well being individual comes, we are able to resolve this difficulty.”
Contact Lens Causes Hoda Kotb To Lose Eyesight
Later within the present, Kotb was advised to “pull your lid and look down,” which the host tried to do whereas on air with a hand mirror. After doing as she was advised, she was in a position to restore her eyesight and take away the contact.
“Oh wait! That’s one or two [contacts]? That’s one,” she stated whereas trying on the contact in her hand. “That was so loopy! That was one of the best recommendation.”
Fortunately, all of it labored out and Kotb’s eyesight got here again!
Kotb first joined NBC in 1998 as a ‘Dateline’ correspondent. She then moved to co-hosting the fourth hour of the ‘At the moment’ present, earlier than turning into co-anchor of the ‘At the moment’ displaying 2018.
‘At the moment with Jenna and Hoda’ airs on weekdays at 10 am ET on NBC.