Popular Good Morning America co-anchor Robin Roberts fell ill, while vacationing in Key West recently. The TV journalist broke the news herself to fans via Facebook. Posted Roberts:
My heart continues to go out to the remarkably strong people of Boston. We stand by you now and always.
It saddens me that I haven't been able to join my colleagues in covering this important story.
Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off "opportunistic infections".
My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon. It's extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I'm blessed that mine have not been severe.
I'm feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week. I'll be back on GMA next week...as my sweet momma would say: "Good Lord willing, and the creek don't rise!"
Miss you and bless you..XO
Good Morning America host Robin Roberts announced she will return to work on Feb. 20, five months after undergoing a bone marrow transplant to treat her Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). Roberts stated:
What a difference a year makes. I cannot wait to return to my GMA family. It's going to be an incredible morning in Times Square. The overwhelming thoughts and prayers of the viewers have played a major part in getting me here today. I cannot thank everyone enough.
In the weeks leading up to Roberts’ return, GMA will showcase stories of people who are also battling MDS, and those who Roberts has motivated through her struggle. Roberts will also discuss her illness and treatment on a special edition of 20/20 on Feb. 22, which will feature those who were inspired by her public battle.
Robin Roberts appeared live on Monday’s Good Morning America, announcing her plans to return to the show within “a matter of weeks, not months.” Her co-hosts clapped and cheered the news, as she explained the process she would go through to get herself back into her Good Morning America routine.
“I’m so happy to be sharing this news with everybody,” Roberts said. “We’re going to take it step by step…I’m listening to my doctors. I’m taking everything into account but this is a next step and I’m so excited to be sharing it with everyone.”
Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts is looking forward to returning to ABC’s morning show sometime in the 2013. In a post on Facebook, Roberts revealed she has received encouraging news from her doctors.
Wonderful Wednesday..I received very encouraging news from my doctors. They are extremely pleased with my recovery. I am getting stronger every day. I'm humbled by the speculation of my return to GMA. My family and I are grateful that GMA/ABC's only concern is my full recovery. It's a great comfort not to feel pressured and a BLESSING to know I have a job waiting for me. Unfortunately not everyone in my situation can say that. Let's keep them in our thoughts and prayers. In the coming days on GMA we will give you details about my return. I'm so excited! Thank you for your patience and continued prayers. 'All will be serene in 2013' XO
Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts has returned home after 30 days in the hospital. Roberts received a transplant to treat MDS. The popular journalist tweeted the news on October 10. GMA published a clip of her thanking the doctors and nurses who helped treat her. Watch the video at ABC News!