Hiding in Florida? A gaunt Matt Lauer was spotted in public at the airport in West Palm Beach for the first time in 42 days. RadarOnline.com has the exclusive photos of the fired TODAY host. Lauer, who was axed from the NBC morning show after a series of sexual abuse and assault allegations surfaced, was snapped on January 3, 2019 at the airport in the afternoon.
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Lauer, 61, was all alone at the West Palm Beach airport on Thursday, January 3, 2019 when an eyewitness spotted him. “He was wearing a sweater in the Florida heat, looked very thin and definitely didn’t look like himself. Super gaunt,” the eagle-eyed observer told Radar.
“He was just arriving and waiting outside for a car to pick him up,” the spy snitched to Radar.
Lauer was dumped by NBC after multiple women came forward to accuse him of sexual assault and abuse while he was the beloved TODAY anchor.
Looking skinnier compared to his days on television, a bundled-up Lauer tried to remain incognito. "He hates the cold — he’s so skinny he feels the cold very badly,” an insider told Radar.
“He was on his phone most of the time and didn’t speak to anyone,” the source told Radar.
Radar obtained exclusive photos of Lauer mowing his lawn in the Hamptons in late October 2018.
A source told Radar that his parents lived in Palm Beach Gardens and he vacationed there frequently. “His father passed away in Hospice care — Matt did an annual charity golf event to benefit Hospice. Trustbridge, which operates Hospice of Palm Beach County, pulled its commercials with Matt after the sex scandal exploded,” an insider explained to Radar.
“He kept to himself and surprisingly no one noticed him. It looked like he didn’t really want to be noticed, wearing glasses and a baseball hat,” the eyewitness told Radar. “He had his golf clubs with him and his luggage that he carried by himself."
Lauer, who had an NBC car shuttle him to and from work on a daily basis, was slumming it with regular folks. “He had no VIP treatment and was waiting like a commoner just like everyone else,” the spy told Radar.
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