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August 04, 2017 at 12:30 PM EDT

Live, from New York, it’s… not Don Pardo, who wasn’t on hand to announce SNL‘s lineup during last weekend’s show. According to TMZ, the nonagenarian — he recently celebrated his 95th birthday — sat this week out because he’s recovering from a broken hip.

NBC declined to comment on Pardo’s health, but TMZ’s sources say he’s “doing just fine” — which should be a relief to longtime SNL fans. The iconic announcer has been reading off names for the sketch show since it began in 1975, and has missed only one year in Saturday Night Live‘s 38-season run: season 7, when producer Dick Ebersol also nixed starting the show with “Live from New York…” Thankfully, both the line and Pardo were restored for season 8 in the fall of 1982.

See the face behind the voice in this video from 2010, in which Amy Poehler and Lorne Michaels welcome Pardo into the Television Academy Hall of Fame:

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