Cancer survivor Robin Roberts returns to Good Morning America in less than a month
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – In a live interview Monday, GMA anchor Robin Roberts announced that she will be back on the show in no time—in February, if possible.
“I’m coming home… We’re talking about weeks, not months,” Roberts, 51, declared live from her apartment in New York where she is recuperating from her bone marrow transplant last September.
Roberts also hinted on her nearing return on Twitter, saying, “Miracle Monday. No froggy slippers needed this morning. Wide awake and looking forward to seeing you soon on @GMA.”
However, the cancer survivor said she’s going to take her comeback ‘step by step,’ starting with a ‘dry run’ next week—going to the studio for hair, makeup and possible position rehearsals but no air-time—to see how her body reacts to the change.
Her doctors will then convene to evaluate where she is in her recovery, if she is really fit to return to her normal way of life, that is, working.
“I should be back sometime in February,” Roberts says. “I have a date in mind that’s very personal and very important to me, but I will ultimately listen to, of course, what my doctors say…There are a lot of factors still.”
She also expressed her gratitude to all her supporters saying, “GMA viewers, your messages, your prayers, your well-wishes have given me an enormous amount of strength and hope.”
“I haven’t been live on television since the end of August. My heart is beating so fast right now, but — you know what? — it means I’m alive. I’m alive, and I’m so grateful to be as excited as I am, and I can’t wait to be back.”