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Robin Roberts is still having a bit of a tough time. The Good Morning America host made a triumphant return to the early morning series after battling a rare blood and bone marrow disorder, taking the stage opposite George Stephanopoulos on February 20. This seems like good news, but recently, while on vacation in Key West, Florida the host began to feel poorly and was admitted to the hospital under doctor’s advisement. However, the setback was not enough to keep Roberts from GMA for long—she’ll return to the soundstage next week.
According to a Facebook post written by Roberts on Thursday, the vacation hospitalization was only a small setback and the host needed some time to fight "opportunistic infections".
“My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon. It's extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I'm blessed that mine have not been severe.”
Roberts says she will spend the rest of the week relaxing at home before returning to work next week. I have no doubt the host is making the right move by taking a short break. Undergoing a bone marrow transplant is a serious deal and it took her months and months to return to television, initially. Hopefully, this setback is just a short bump on the long road to full recovery and the host will be back in top form soon. We'll keep you updated if any more setbacks develop. If not, expect the host to be back to her regular schedule next week.
Good Morning America airs on weekdays on ABC.