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Savannah Guthrie shows off very different look amid battle with COVID-19

The star recently shared her diagnosis

Savannah Guthrie has been forced to step away from her hosting duties on Today due to being diagnosed with COVID-19 for the second time. 

But on Tuesday, she surprised viewers with a virtual appearance... and a very different look. 

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After chatting with her co-stars who had called to check in with Savannah, she posted a snapshot on her Instagram stories. 

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Although she was smiling for the virtual event, Savannah admitted she was "on TV without makeup or even brushing my hair".

The mom-of-two normally has her glam squad at her fingertips for her on-air duties, but had forgone the process while she recovered at home. 

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Savannah was struck by Covid just a day before Mother's Day, and was forced to spend the celebratory day apart from her two young children, Vale and Charles, as she isolated in her bedroom.

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Savannah admitted she hadn't even brushed her hair for her TV appearance

The doting mom shared several posts on Instagram on Mother's Day morning, where she woke up alone to a surprise bunch of flowers delivered outside her bedroom door.

She spent the morning Facetiming her children who were in the other room.

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Savannah shared a photo of her positive COVID-19 test when she revealed to fans she had been struck down with the virus for the second time this year. 

Savannah has caught COVID-19 again 

She wrote: "So this happened - again! Covid +, air filter on 'turbo' and it will be an isolating Mother’s Day for this mama!!! I feel fine, just slight cold so far. Thankful to be vaccinated!" Fans rushed to send prayers and wished her a swift recovery.

"Oh no! Please feel better and try to have a Happy Mother’s Day without your darlings," wrote one, while another added: "Oh SG!!! That stinks!! I hope you get to hug your babies soon or at least get a Mothers Day do over."

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