Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – GMA anchor Robin Roberts, following her bone marrow transplant last September, has spoken out about her experience in an interview with People.
The breast cancer-survivor anchor revealed that after the transplant, she “felt like dying.” Roberts had to undergo a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome.
During the first few days after her surgery, she said, “I couldn’t eat or drink. I couldn’t even get out of bed.”
“I was in a coma-like state. I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name,” she added.
Now five months after the surgery, Roberts, 52, is gaining her life back. “It’s an amazing feeling, each day feeling stronger,” she said.
Roberts is set to officially return to Good Morning America on February 20. She went to the studio in January for a “dry run,” upon her doctors’ advice, to see how her body would handle the change.