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Al Roker gets 'total surprise' call from Joe Biden after surgery 

TODAY's Al Roker is recuperating after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a damaged rotator cuff and he got a special call from Vice President Joe Biden.

"Getting a call from Joe Biden was a total surprise," Al told TODAY. "He told me I had to listen to the doctors!"

Perhaps Al is just one step closer to getting the VP to co-host the 9 a.m. hour of TODAY.

He's now spending time at home, catching up on a few TV shows like "The Blacklist" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

In a tweet Wednesday, the anchor thanked his doctor and assured everyone he'd be back to his active self soon. 

Rotator+cuff+repair+this+am.+Thanks+to+Dr.+Riley+Williams+and+his+team,+back+to+pitching+middle+relief+for+the+Yankees+before+you+know+it

—+Al+Roker+(@alroker)+April+2,+2014+

"They're counting on you Al," Natalie Morales laughed.

Tamron Hall and Willie Geist chuckled at their co-host giving his doctor a social media shout-out. 

"I think he thinks he's going to get a deal on the bill or something," Willie joked. "That's not how it works, Al!"

Thanks+for+well+wishes.+A+lot+more+damage+to+the+rotator+than+they+thought+and+my+bicep+had+to+reattached.

—+Al+Roker+(@alroker)+April+3,+2014+

"I am most worried about putting on a dress shirt and tie with one hand," Al said. 

Feel better soon, Mr. Roker!

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