“Today” Co-Anchor Savannah Guthrie Gets Sweet Message From Mom Before Her Eye Surgery


Sometimes, you just need your mom to tell you that everything is going to be alright. Just ask Today co-anchor Savannah Guthrie.

Just a few short days after her surgery to treat a retina tear and detachment, she shared a sweet text she received recently from her mom, who figured out the perfect way to keep things in perspective.

[RELATED: Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb Address Rape Allegations Against Former Co-Anchor Matt Lauer]

“A week ago I was worried about having to have surgery and got this text from my mom,” she wrote alongside a screenshot of the text on Friday (Dec. 13.). “It was two days before Charley’s bday. Mom perspectives are the best perspectives. Thanks to everyone for the prayers and good wishes. Things are looking up! I mean I’m not (looking up), but things are. Hope to SEE everybody soon!!”


Guthrie’s injury occurred when her 3-year-old son Charley accidentally threw a toy train at her eye. On Nov. 27, Guthrie shared the news of her injury with viewers, and had been wearing glasses as of late on the show.

[RELATED: “Today’s” Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie Honored With Their Own Barbie Dolls]

Now recovering from surgery, Guthrie also shared a sweet not that her daughter Vale also wrote.

“This is my “out of office” message,” Guthrie wrote on Wednesday (Dec. 11.). “Turns out I had to have surgery today because I had a massive tear in my retina and retina detachment. I am home resting for a while. Very grateful to my doctors, prayers of good friends and my husband who has swooped in like a superhero.”

Here’s to hoping Guthrie gets to feeling better very soon!