Michael Strahan, co-anchor of “Good Morning America” (GMA), is expected to remain absent from his hosting duties throughout the current week, citing concerns related to personal family matters, according to ABC News. The football Hall-of-Famer and TV host was last seen on GMA on October 26.
A network spokesperson released a statement acknowledging Strahan’s absence: “Michael Strahan will not be with us this week as he is dealing with some personal family matters. We appreciate everyone’s thoughts and concerns.” During his hiatus, Juju Chang from “Nightline” or Linsey Davis, host of the Sunday edition of “World News Tonight,” has filled in for Strahan.
Strahan, who also serves as an analyst on Fox’s “NFL Sunday,” has been missing from recent broadcasts. Curt Menefee, a Fox Sports commentator, informed viewers that Strahan was “dealing with a personal family matter.”
Concerns from fans have surfaced on Strahan’s social media accounts, with users inquiring about his well-being and expressing hopes that he is okay. Strahan has not posted on social media since October 25, and his representatives have not responded to media inquiries.
Strahan initially joined GMA as a part-time co-host in 2014 and transitioned to a full-time co-anchor in 2016, leaving his popular syndicated talk-show “Live With Kelly and Michael.” His move aimed to boost GMA’s ratings as it faced increased competition from NBC’s “Today” show.
As Strahan continues to address personal family matters, his absence sparks concerns among fans and colleagues, with well-wishes and hopes for his well-being being shared across social media platforms.