Robin Roberts is headed back to Good Morning America! Roberts, who has been recovering from bone marrow transplant surgery, will return to co-anchor GMA on February 20th.
The Good Morning America team made the official announcement last week, saying Roberts’ doctors have cleared her and she has quietly been doing “dry runs” in the studio.
Speaking about her return, Roberts said, “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.”
Roberts has been sidelined, being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder she contracted as a side effect from her breast cancer treatments. She underwent the bone marrow transplant surgery late last year, with bone marrow donated from her sister as a treatment for the disorder.
Roberts has been making appearances on GMA throughout her recovery, taping
occasional messages and her co-hosts have been providing viewers with regular updates about her progress.
Last week, Roberts told GMA that last she attended some Super Bowl festivities and that on the advice of her doctors she is slowly entering more social and professional situations. “They want me to see how many people I actually come in contact with,” she said. “How my body reacts to the stimulation, that’s code word for stress, of being in the studio environment. All of this is getting better day by day.” Thankfully, Roberts said that doctors found “”no abnormalities” in her recent blood tests.
A special edition of 20/20 recounting Robin Roberts’ story will air on Friday, February 22 at 10p.m