Robin Roberts: ‘I Felt Like I Was Dying’ After Bone Marrow Transplant

Wed, February 13, 2013 9:39am EST by 6 Comments

Robin says for the first time ever in a brand new interview exactly what she went through. She says she couldn’t eat, drink or get out of the bed.

Robin Roberts wants her fans to know exactly what she went through and is still experiencing. The Good Morning America host underwent a bone marrow transplant for a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.

Robin Speaks Out In Emotional Interview

Robin, 52, says that right after her bone marrow transplant in September, she: “felt like I was dying.”

She went on to say: “I couldn’t eat or drink. I couldn’t even get out of bed. I was in a coma-like state. I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name.”

But Robin says that she’s on the road to recovery: “it’s an amazing feeling, each day feeling stronger.”

Robin Is Headed Back To ‘GMA’

Robin appeared remotely on the Jan. 14 installment of GMA from her NYC home and she said that she would be back on the show!

“I’m so happy to be sharing this news with everybody — I met with my doctors last week,” she says. “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. I’m coming home.”

Robin will talk more in-depth in a special edition of 20/20 that is set to air Feb. 22. Robin will also set back in the anchor chair on Feb. 20. 

WATCH: Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts: Beats Breast Cancer But Diagnosed With Blood Disorder

– Chloe Melas

More Robin Roberts News:

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  3. Robin Robert Calls Into ‘GMA’: I Can’t Wait To Come Back

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Why should i o it

Posted at 8:32 PM on February 21, 2013  

Thanks for the great article..

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Posted at 9:40 AM on February 14, 2013  

I too was diagnosed with AML and had a bone marrow transplant Jan 23 2012. Just celebrated my one year birthday last month. It’s a long road but we can do it!

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Posted at 1:49 PM on February 13, 2013  

been there done that not a lot fun but you just need to keep on fighting can’t let this disese get you down my prayers are writh you

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Posted at 1:37 PM on February 13, 2013  

i’m a cancer survior over 10 years now .you are fighter like me keep on fighting wish you all the best keep on fighting lady

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glad you are well.

Posted at 10:36 AM on February 13, 2013  

i am so excited you are recovering!! i have been praying for your body to heal.

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abe is doing it!!

Posted at 10:14 AM on February 13, 2013  

let’s keep it short: I’M GLAD YOU’RE BACK, my lady!!

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