Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts returned to the show's studio on Thursday for the first time since taking a leave of absence last September to undergo a bone marrow transplant.
The 52-year-old Roberts was on the show's New York set for a behind-the-scenes test run this morning, ABC News announced. "What a thrill to be back at GMA's Times Square Studio this morning and see the best folks in the world, my GMA family," Roberts said. "I can't wait to get back to the anchor chair in a few weeks."
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During a live interview from her home last week, Roberts
explained that she'd be doing a series of "dry runs" of the show to make sure she's ready to return to work full-time. "My doctors want me to see how many people I
actually come in contact with. How my body reacts to the stimulation -- that's code word for stress -- of being in the studio environment," she said
Roberts began her leave of absence from GMA on September 20 to undergo a bone marrow
transplant in an attempt to combat Myelodysplastic
syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that she contracted after
undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
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