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Robin Roberts’ Return Date Announced On ‘GMA’

Thu, February 7, 2013 8:52am EDT by Chris Rogers 1 Comment
Robin Robert Return Date

Hooray! Robin is set to return to ‘Good Morning America’ on February 20, five months after her transplant.

Good Morning America proudly announced on Feb. 6 that Robin Roberts will return to the morning news program on Feb. 20.

Ironically, Robin’s return date will be five months to the day since she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder.

GMA played a beautiful video montage, including Hillary Clinton, Sally Field and the cast of Modern Family, welcoming Robin, 52, back to the fold.

“Robin will be back on an abbreviated schedule,” co-anchor Sam Champion said, “but eventually we’ll get her five days a week.”

Robin Performed Dry Runs For ‘GMA’

“I have to get back on GMA time,” Robin said on the Jan. 14 episode of Good Morning America. “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.”

The Countdown Begins

Roberts posted a note on Feb. 7, saying, “[I’m] excited to re-join my wonderful ‘GMA’ family. I’m also looking forward to thanking YOU … for your many prayers and well wishes. Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family.”

She added that she’s “heading to the beach for the next week to reflect and give thanks for my many blessings.”

Enjoy that sunshine, Robin, because we can’t wait to have you back!

Lara Spencer added, “The countdown is now officially on!”

Are you happy to hear about Robin’s return, HollywoodLifers?

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— Chris Rogers

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