Al Roker returned to «TODAY» Friday after two months away, and was in high spirits when he joined Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb in Studio 1A at the top of the show.

Roker walked onto the set and shared hugs and kisses with Guthrie and Kotb as the crew applauded.

«Saying we’ve missed you doesn’t even begin to describe it,» Guthrie said. «It’s nothing without you here.»

“The crew is tearful,” Kotb said. “The crowd outside has been waiting for you. They’ve been upset every day we’ve walked around. They’re like, ‘Where’s Al?’”

“I’ve missed you guys so much. You guys are my second family and it’s great to be back, and wearing pants!» Rocker joked.

He also credited his wife, Deborah Roberts.

Al Roker in TODAY
Al Roker returns to «TODAY» on Friday.Nathan Congleton / TODAY

«She’s the main reason I’m still here,» he said.

Roker was first admitted to the hospital in November with a blood clot in his leg, which sent clots to his lungs, according to an Instagram update he shared at the time.

He spent almost a month in the hospital and was unable to co-host the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Paradethe first time he had missed the event in 27 years.

then another season passed at the hospital, returning home once again on December 8.

«Home! So incredibly grateful to @todayshow’s family, friends, doctors, family and all their thoughts and prayers,» he wrote on instagramsharing photos of himself beaming and rocking clothes from his alma mater, SUNY Oswego.