Al Roker Oversleeps for First Time in 39 Years, Misses Morning Show

Celebrity News Aug. 6, 2013 AT 3:20PM
Al Roker appears on NBC News' "Today" show After 39 years, Al Roker finally overslept, missing his morning TV show Wake Up with Al on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Credit: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty

It finally happened. After 39 years, Al Roker revealed on the Today show that he slept in and missed the taping of his early morning TV show, Wake Up with Al on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

PHOTOS: Celebrity health scares

"My phone didn't go off," the veteran NBC weatherman explained to colleagues Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales. "And somebody said, 'What's your backup?' I said, 'For 39 years I didn't need one!'"

PHOTOS: Famous funny faces

After staying up late with his son Nicholas Albert, 11, the TV personality admitted he "just overslept." He then jokingly suggested that they should rename his Weather Channel show's title to Al, Wake Up!

PHOTOS: Diet secrets of the stars

Though Roker, 58, didn't miss the Today show, his absence from the 6:00 a.m. program did make his TV family worried. "We all start getting in a panic around here because we can set our clocks to when Al Roker comes in singing the 'A-Team' theme song," Morales joked.

Making light of the situation, Roker later posted a yawning Vine video to his Twitter, and asked fans to share their own oversleeping stories.

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus