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Today Show Anchor Sidelined by Pneumonia

Savannah Guthrie

TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie wrote on Instagram Thursday that the reason she has been out of work all week is because she has pneumonia.

“Well. It’s pneumonia,” she wrote. “Explains a lot.”

Her caption accompanied a graphic reading, “Pneumonia strikes like a man-eating shark led by its pilot fish the common cold.”

Earlier this week, Savannah shared a sweet get-well card that she got from one of her children, presumably her 5-year-old daughter Vale, after she had to call out sick on Monday.

“When your little one makes you a get well card,” she wrote on Instagram. Pneumonia is marked by symptoms like chest pain while breathing, fatigue, nausea, fever, chills, sweating and a phlegmy cough, and it’s most commonly caused by viruses and bacteria.

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Well. It’s pneumonia. Explains a lot. 🥵 🥶 🤒

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