Robin Roberts returns to GMA set for dry run
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Robin Roberts has started preparing for her return to GMA Thursday by having her first dry run.
Her first time on the set since her bone marrow transplant last September, she woke up at 3:45 in the morning and arrived at the studio at 5 a.m.
“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.”
After her studio visit, she tweeted, “Thankful Thursday. Took a “test drive” w/ my @GMA fam this morn. Felt great to be back in the studio,” along with a photo showing her and a fellow on the anchors’ table helping herself to some hand sanitizer.
Last week, Roberts, 51, explained that she would be doing dry-runs before actually returning on the show, per advise of her doctors. She said, “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.”
“My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights. My vision is still a little blurry from the treatment. All of this is getting better day by day so that is the next step,” she added.
Roberts, a cancer survivor, was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease last year and has been on medical leave since August 30. She is expected to be back on GMA in February.