Robin appeared on ‘GMA’ on Jan. 14 to make a big announcement: she is returning to her post as anchor this February! Robin, who has been battling a bone marrow disorder since August, says she’s ‘coming home’ to her job.
Robin Roberts‘ tough battle with MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome) — a rare blood and bone marrow disorder — is nearly over, as the Good Morning America host announced she will return in Feb. 2013. How great! Robin received several bone marrow transplants from her sister Sally-Ann Roberts, and she appeared on GMA via remote Jan. 14 to share the news that her health has rapidly improved. She said that she is in the “the process of returning to the anchor chair,” and “I’m coming home.”
Robin’s Plans To Return To ‘GMA’
Robin, 52, opened the Jan. 14 installment of GMA by appearing remotely from her Manhattan home, and told the good news of her impending return. Robin left the show Aug. 30 to begin treatment.
“I’m so happy to be sharing this news with everybody — I met with my doctors last week,” she said. “My blood count continues to improve. My beloved sister, Sally-Ann, my donor. Her cells continue to make themselves at home in my body. The big news is that my last bone marrow aspiration — by the way, ouch, I’ve lost count how many I’ve had — but the last bone marrow test showed no abnormalities!”
“What all of this means is my doctors were waiting for this information to tell me I can being the process of returning to the anchor chair,” Robin continued. “I’m coming home.”
This is such wonderful news for Robin, who likened her recovery to an “athlete coming off injured reserve.”
“I have to get back on GMA time,” she added. “One thing I have not missed is that alarm clock. Next week, my doctors have me doing what I’m calling a dry run. I’ll get up, go to the studio. I’ll have makeup and hair. Well, makeup. We’ll talk about the hair later.”
Robin is referring to her hair loss, which she suffered from rounds of chemotherapy. Robin’s return will be staggered, as she is not quite well enough to appear on air just yet.
Robin Staggered Return
“I will not go on the air next week … after you all go off the air, I’ll go on set,” says Robin. She continued, “What happens now is after I go through this dry run, my doctors will sit down with me again and evaluate where I am. We’re talking now weeks, not months. I should be back sometime in February.”
And while Robin did not reveal the exact planned date of her return, she said she will be back on a date “that’s very personal and important” to her, provided that her doctor’s approve. We think this is great news!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you looking forward to Robin’s return to GMA?
— Eleanore Hutch
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