Robin Roberts to return to 'GMA' after brief hospitalization
Celebrated morning show host to return to work next week after suffering a complication related to her bone marrow transplant.
Thu, Apr 18 2013 at 3:37 PM
After suffering a health setback that included a brief stay at the hospital, "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts says she's been given the all clear to return back to work.
"Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well," she shared. "Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off '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. I'm feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week. I'll be back on GMA next week...as my sweet momma would say: 'Good Lord willing, and the creek don't rise!'"
Roberts returned to her co-hosting duties for "Good Morning America" in February
after a nearly six-month leave of absence to battle myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare bone marrow and blood disorder. Following her public appeal for more people to sign up to become bone marrow donors through BeTheMatch.org
more than 56,000 answered the call.
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