Robin Roberts Speaks About Returning to 'GMA'
January 09, 2013
For the first time since beginning her medical leave of absence from Good Morning America in September, Robin Roberts has addressed her much anticipated return to the ABC morning show.
In a message posted on her Facebook page, the GMA co-host also gave a positive health update to her fans. "Wonderful Wednesday... I received very encouraging news from my doctors. They are extremely pleased with my recovery. I am getting stronger every day," she wrote. "I'm humbled by the speculation of my return to GMA."
The 52-year-old Roberts added: "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."
Her message states that details of her return to the show will be revealed on the air in the coming days. "I'm so excited! Thank you for your patience and continued prayers," she wrote.
Roberts took a leave of absence from GMA to undergo a bone marrow transplant on September 20 in an attempt to combat Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that she contracted after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.