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Sheinelle Jones Returns to Today Show After Vocal Cord Surgery

Welcome back, Sheinelle Jones! The Today co-anchor returned to work, calling in remotely, after undergoing vocal cord surgery and a six-week recovery period. 

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She told her co-anchors on April 6 that she hadn't been able to speak for the first two weeks after her procedure. And in a roundabout way, Jones admitted, the time off proved a gift. She learned, she said:

The gift of silence and being still. We’re all so busy, very rarely do we give ourselves permission to sit still, and in that I found clarity, I found peace.

These lessons serve her well during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Jones added:

Really, we can apply that to the situation that we’re in right now. You’re home with your kids this morning or you’re with your spouse probably more than you’re used to. I noticed that when you can’t speak, your ears perk up and you’re hearing things that you’ve never heard before.