AceShowbiz - A freak accident has almost cost Savannah Guthrie her vision. Having been missing from the NBC morning show for a number of days, the co-anchor of "Today" finally opened up that she was temporary blind from a mishap involving her two-year-old son.
On Wednesday, November 27, the 47-year-old called into the show and explained, "Charley threw a toy train right at my eye and it tore my retina. It has a really pointing edge and he threw it right at me." She elaborated, "It happened last week, actually, and then I lost my vision in my right eye about 24 hours later."
Savannah soon found out that the condition "turned out to be kind of serious." She went on to add, "They were afraid my retina would detach. They told me to just take it easy and they've been doing a bunch of laser procedures to avoid having to do the whole surgery.”
While she claimed to lose vision in her right eyes, the mother of two assured she is on the mend. She also has been working with her doctors as they tried to "weld back this tear in the retina very carefully". Keeping a positive attitude despite the seriousness of the situation, she continued, "It's looking more hopeful."
On how her toddler dealt with the aftermath of the accident, Savannah said, "He's 2, so he doesn't even know what he did. I wouldn't want to make him feel bad for it. He hears me talking about it and he has no idea. I was FaceTiming with my mom to tell her and he came running in and said, 'I did it!' He's a bruiser!"
Later on the same day, Savannah took to Instagram to reinstate what she shared on "Today". Along with photos of Charley and the toy train. "Here's the reason I've been out for a couple days. This little cutie has super strength!! Last week, Charley threw this train at my eye and turns out it caused a large tear in my retina, which has caused me to lose sight temporarily in my right eye!"
"It was a little bit touch and go over the last few days but it looks like the retina will hold and not detach and I won't need full eye surgery. The docs are hopeful the laser procedures are working to keep the retina from detaching and I won't have to have surgery. Very thankful for good doctors and good medical care. And thankful for your good wishes!!"