Oprah Winfrey debuted as guest host on Good Morning America Thursday morning and got an unexpected call from regular co-host Robin Roberts, who gave another update on her recovery from a bone marrow transplant and said she's eager to rejoin the GMA team.
"Thirty five days ago, I had my bone marrow transplant and it is a journey, my friend, and you have taught me," Robin, 51, told Oprah and the rest of the GMA co-hosts by phone. "I am so incredibly blessed to be doing as well as I am. Some days I do feel like I am 35 days old, can't keep my head off the pillow, but those days are becoming fewer and fewer."
The GMA team gathered with Oprah on the couch and put on their own pair of Robin's favorite "froggy slippers" she's been wearing at home. "I can't wait to come back. I want to be back on that couch with those froggy slippers," Roberts said. "It's just about understanding the moment. Why I am here now."
Winfrey also brought along the award-winning Power in Praise Mass Choir from New York City and asked them to sing one of Roberts' favorite songs, Ain't No Mountain High Enough. "It's about sisterhood and you didn't hesitate," Roberts told Winfrey. "I appreciate all that you have done this morning. You have lifted my spirits. The Power and Praise Mass Choir, you got me on my feet, you got me dancing like you were this morning. It's all about being uplifted."
The GMA co-host underwent surgery on September 20 in an attempt to combat Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that she contracted after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.