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Robin Roberts Talks “Good Morning America” Return

Posted Monday January 14, 2013 11:05 AM GMT

She’s been sidelined due to some serious health concerns, but Robin Roberts is ready to make her big return to her post at “Good Morning America.”

The courageous co-host was pleased to announce that she’ll hopefully be back on the air full-time next month.

Robin kicked off the show today (January 14) by declaring, “Good Morning America! I am excited.”

"I'm so happy to be sharing this news with everybody: I met with my doctors last week. My blood count continues to improve. My beloved sister, Sally-Ann, my donor. Her cells continue to make themselves at home in my body. The big news is that my last bone marrow aspiration — by the way, ouch, I've lost count how many I've had —- but the last bone marrow test showed no abnormalities. ... Praise God!"

"What all of this means is my doctors were waiting for this information to tell me I can begin the process of returning to the anchor chair. I'm coming home."

Ms. Roberts added, "I got up at 4 o'clock this morning. I have to get back on GMA time. One thing I have not missed is that alarm clock. Next week, my doctors have me doing what I'm calling a dry run. I'll get up, go to the studio. I'll have makeup and hair. Well, makeup. We'll talk about the hair later."

"I will not go on the air next week. After you all go off the air, I'll go on set. What happens now is after I go through this dry run, my doctors will sit down with me again and evaluate where I am. We're talking now weeks, not months. I should be back sometime in February. I have a date in mind that's very personal and important to me, but I'll listen to what my doctors say."

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