Robin to return to 'Good Morning America'
Exactly five months since she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder, Robin Roberts will return to "Good Morning America" on Feb. 20.
"What a difference a year makes," said Roberts, who left "GMA" in August after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS. "I cannot wait to return to my GMA family." Her fellow "GMA" anchors made the announcement Thursday morning after Roberts' doctors OKed her return.
A segment welcoming her back followed, featuring everyone from Hillary Clinton to Sally Field.
Last month she began a series of "dry-runs" to adjust her body to the bright lights and early mornings in the studio. Doctors found no abnormalities in Roberts' most recent test, according to "GMA."
Leading up to her return, the show will air stories about others with MDS. ABC will also air a candid look at Roberts' own journey on a special edition of "20/20" on Feb. 22 at 10 p.m.
In a blog post, Roberts, 52, thanked her fans for her support.
"Your compassion has been an enormous source of comfort to me and my family," she wrote.