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GMA’s Robin Roberts: ‘I’m Coming Home’

NEW YORK (WGGB) — It looks like Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts will soon return to the anchor chair.

Roberts has been going through bone marrow treatments since September 2012 after she was diagnosed with MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disorder.

“The last bone marrow test showed no abnormalities,” Roberts said in a live satellite interview with the GMA team.

“What all this means is my doctors are waiting for this information to be able to tell me I can begin the process of returning to the anchor chair,” Roberts said, “I’m coming home.”

Before Robin get’s back on the air, she’ll have to see how life on the job affects her health.

“It’s like an athlete coming off of injured reserve,” Roberts said, “they don’t go right back in the starting lineup, they go to practice, they throw the ball, they see how their body reacts and my fabulous doctors have come up with a game plan for me. So, the process for re entry for me is…I got up at 4:00 this morning. I have to get back on ‘GMA’ time.”

Next week Robin will go to the studio and practice getting back into her regular schedule by running through shows.

But when will she be back on the TV screen? Roberts said she expects to be back on-air in February. The specific date has not been determined and she said she has a specific day that has personal meaning for her, but in the end it’s all up to her doctors’ evaluations.


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