Robin Roberts Is Returning To Good Morning America Later This Month
Early last fall, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts left the morning show to begin medical treatment for a health issue. Today, George Stephanopoulos announced that Roberts will be returning to the series later this month. Fans of Roberts and those who have been hopeful that she'd recover soon and be back on her feet and on he morning show will be happy to know her return is set for Wednesday, February 20.
The video below shows the announcement, and some discussion on the dry runs Roberts has been doing in preparation for her return to work. That includes some footage of her up and about, looking relatively energetic and happy. This is followed by some great footage of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jimmy Kimmel, Sally Field and the cast of Modern Family, offering Roberts enthusiastic "Welcome Back!" messages.
She'll be back on an "abbreviated schedule" to start, but hopefully, eventually she'll be well enough to be back full time.
Roberts was diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome) last year and took a leave of absence from Good Morning America so that she could receive a bone marrow transplant. She left the show last fall and previous reports as of late December suggested she wouldn't be back on the show until summer. So her return this winter is especially exciting news, as it suggests she's feeling better sooner than expected.
Welcome back, Robin!
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