“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts is set to return to the show next month and is getting her footing in the studio.
Roberts arrived at the studio early Thursday morning, her first time back on the set since undergoing a bone marrow transplant last September to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow.
"What a thrill to be back at 'GMA''s Times Square Studio this morning and see the best folks in the world, my 'GMA' family,” Roberts said. “I can't wait to get back to the anchor chair in a few weeks.”
In an interview last week, Roberts explained she would be doing some “dry runs” at “GMA” to make sure her system can handle to stress. "My doctors want me to see how many people I actually come in contact with, how my body reacts to the stimulation -- that's code word for stress -- of being in the studio environment.”
Robin added, "My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights. My vision is still a little blurry from the treatment. All of this is getting better day by day, so that is the next step."
Thankfully, Robin's doctors approved her return to "GMA" after her most recent test showed no abnormalities.
In late December, Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, celebrated the crucial 100-day milestone since her bone marrow transplant. Her doctors have called her recovery “strong.”