Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – After being away for half a year, a healthier, more vibrant Robin Roberts has returned to her post as anchor on Good Morning America Wednesday.
“I have been waiting 174 days to say this: ‘Good Morning America!” Roberts said on the show.
She added, “I keep pinching myself and I realize that this is real. This is really happening. Faith, family and friends have brought me to this moment and I am so full of gratitude.”
Roberts was off the show for six months due to a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder.
“Truly is the dawn of a new day,” the 52-year-old cancer survivor wrote on Twitter on the day of her GMA return.
The night before, she tweeted, “Thank you! Blessings to each and everyone one for loving me through it. May it be returned 10 fold. G’Night..see you in the morning. XO”
Earlier in February, Roberts went to the GMA set to ‘test the waters’ upon her doctors’ advice to gauge if her body can handle the sudden adjustment or not. Apparently, her body took it well.
The newly recovered Roberts, sporting short hair and a blue dress a blue dress, thanked everyone who supported her throughout the process. She was warmly welcomed by her colleagues and co-anchors including George Stephanopoulos, Josh Elliott, Lara Spencer and Sam Champion.