Robin Roberts - Good Morning America Welcomes Back Robin Roberts

"I have been waiting 174 days to say this: 'Good Morning America!'" GMA host Robin Roberts said on her return to the show.

Roberts, who has been absent for five months to the day, took an unplanned hiatus for health reasons. The 52 year-old anchor had to undergo a bone marrow transplant to treat her advancing myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder. During her treatment and recovery, there were numerous points when Roberts was hoping to get back to the job, but was never given that ok from the doctors, until now. "I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening," she said, according to The New York Post. "Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment and I am so full of gratitude."

As usual, Robin opened the show from the familiar Times Square studio, this time for a supporting audience of family, friends and fans, as well as the doctors and nurses who helped her on the road to recovery. In a brief speech upon her return, the anchor thanked everyone for their help and support during the five months and added: "As my mother said, ‘We all have something.’ Everyone’s story has purpose and meaning and value and I share this morning, this day of celebration, with everyone."

The day came just two weeks after the initial announcement of Roberts’ return was made on Feb 6 and now the anchor can officially return to her full speed schedule on the show. We here at Contact Music would like to welcome back Mrs. Roberts and wish her all the best in her future on GMA. 

Robin Roberts

Robin Roberts, pictured here before her treatment


Contactmusic

Tags: Robin Roberts


Editors Recommendations

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

The Cannes Film festival is sneaking up fast. The Oscars felt like they were 8 minutes ago...

Is The Cannes Palme d'Or Heading David Cronenberg’s Way for 'Map to the Stars'?

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

Next weekend's CounterPoint Festival will be the event's first year at a new 5000-acre site, featuring...

CounterPoint Festival 2014 To Feature Hometown Return of Outkast

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Superhero movies have been striving towards the almost unobtainable goal set...

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' - Not Perfect, But Really, Really Fun

Ricky Gervais is "Hooked" on David Brent Again - Former Paper Merchant To Return

A return for David Brent has been mooted ever since the character was wheeled...

Ricky Gervais is

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing "Made In America" To Downtown Los Angeles

Jay Z and the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti have announced that the rapper’s...

This Labor Day, Jay Z Is Bringing

Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

The editor-in-chief of US VOGUE magazine is reportedly determined for the annual...

Anna Wintour - Anna Wintour wants 'more exclusive' Met Ball 2014

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen...

'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Of Mice And Men premiered on Broadway last night, giving critics a chance to cast...

'Of Mice And Men' Brings Out Broadway Talents Of James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'


More recommendations

Comments

Robin Roberts Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robin Roberts

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All