If you’ve been tuning in to Good Morning America recently, you might have noticed a familiar face has been conspicuously absent for the past few weeks.
Michael Strahan hasn’t been on the GMA set since October 26, and the morning show has confirmed that he will remain off the air for the rest of this week.
While Strahan, aged 51, has been off the air since late October, his ABC News colleagues, including Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang and World News Tonight host Linsey Davis, have been stepping in to cover for him.
In the past, the former NFL star has taken temporary leaves from his GMA role to fulfill his other commitments, but this time, Strahan has also been missing from his position as an analyst on Fox NFL Sunday.
On a recent Sunday, his colleague, Curt Menefee, acknowledged Strahan’s absence, mentioning that he was “dealing with a personal family matter.”
On Tuesday, an ABC spokesperson conveyed the same message to People magazine.
“Michael Strahan will not be with us this week as he is dealing with some personal family matters,” they stated. “We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and concerns.”
Strahan, who hasn’t posted on his Instagram account since October 25, has not publicly addressed his absence.
Michael, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We’ll be here to welcome you back when you return to TV.