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Robin Roberts Returns To GMA Rested And Radiant

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Robin Roberts announced she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome back in June, but assured fans that she was well enough to continue her anchor duties on “Good Morning America”. However, the bone-marrow disease left her feeling exhausted and led to her taking a brief medical leave, which left friends and fans concerned.

“Well a full disclosure here, I’m not feeling too well,” Roberts, 51, said. “In fact, I’m going to leave, and let you all do the rest of the program on your own. I’m going to take a little time off, just to get some vacay. I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.”

She decided to take a trip to Italy, where she toured the Vatican and celebrated a friend’s birthday. She was even allowed to have her chemotherapy catheter removed for the trip.

“All I’m thinking about now is Italy. As a going away present my doctor surprised me and removed my PICC line today from my arm…sweet freedom!” she wrote on the show’s Facebook page. “Thank you again for the prayers and well wishes…means more to me than you could possibly ever know.”

Roberts returned to the show yesterday, however, and said she’s rested and ready for whatever life–and her job–might throw her way.

“My needle was past ‘E’ when I left here a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve got a full tank, so watch out,” Roberts said. “I haven’t taken this much time off in quite some time.”

Robin Roberts Returns To GMA Rested And Radiant


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  • Phyllis

    GMA is not GMA without Robin. You are the best! All our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Feel good!

    • http://satellitesarahnellMgray@streamingfaith.com Sarahnell GA

      Robin you know you are my girl my prayers are over you and best wishes for coming up with us more a welcome to a new area of time with us looking for more of you!!!!

  • Linda

    Welcome back, Robin. You are truly an inspiration to so many people. You are such a beautiful woman and a ray of light to everyone who watches GMA. May your journey be short and sweet through your treatment and I see your body as complete health and vitality! Love and blessings, Linda

  • Kendrick

    Robin, I pray that GOD shines many blessings upon you and that all that you have gone through is behind you for ever. I look forward to seeing that smile in the mornings, GOD’s speed

  • cathy

    Robin, welcome back and I would like for you to know that you are in my prayers everynight. I lost my mother to this same thing back in June of 2011 and we lost her in October 2011. She did not want to take the treatments because of her age and other problems she had so we made the best of things. I wish you all the best, keep on fighting for Good Morning America would not be the same without you.

  • http://Yahoo Gary Sherer

    Thank goodness she is not on NBC where that paragon of insecurity, Matt Lauer, would have got her fired for missing time on the job.

    • Mayber

      You are so right! God forbid if something devastating ever happens to Matt – it will all be a different tune then – not a class act like Robin.

  • valerie gage

    Robin GMA isn’t the same without you. I started watchin channel 4. I missed you so much and glad you are back. You and the weatherman are my favorite people. God bless!

  • Elaine Wilson

    Robin, I’m glad you are back and feeling better. I am praying for you to have a full recovery. Remember that God is the Ultimate doctor and HE is still in charge.. You are a survivor.

    Elaine Wilson
    Auburn, AL

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