Forget Matt Lauer, the real question plaguing Today show viewers lately is, Where in the world is Al Roker? Turns out America's first weatherman conspicuously MIA for nearly two weeks has been laid up with a bad back. Per the New York Daily News, Roker underwent surgery to repair a ruptured disc on Wednesday. He's expected back at work Sept. 12.
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