Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts will return to the show Wednesday, February 20th, after a five month medical hiatus, her co-host George Stephanopoulos announced today. In June of last year Roberts shared that she had MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. When she left it was to begin treatment for the rare blood disorder which included a bone marrow transplant.
“She’s met with her doctors, they’ve cleared her to come back to the show,” he said. “A lot of people are very, very happy for you including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lopez,” he added.
Roberts also shared the news in a blog post:
After seeing my doctor again this week I now know when I can return to the anchor chair. February 20th, which will be exactly 5 months since my bone marrow transplant.I’m excited to re-join my wonderful ‘GMA’ family. I’m also looking forward to thanking YOU … for your many prayers and well wishes. Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family.
I’m heading to the beach for the next week to reflect and give thanks for my many blessings.