If you’ve been wondering why Robin Roberts hasn’t been on Good Morning America lately, here’s your answer. The GMA anchor, who underwent a bone marrow transplant back in September, fell ill while vacationing in Key West last week and had to be hospitalized. But despite being a bit under the weather, Roberts took some time out today to explain to viewers, via Facebook, why they hadn’t been seeing her on their TV screens recently, especially during the Boston bombings coverage:
“My heart continues to go out to the remarkably strong people of Boston. We stand by you now and always.
It saddens me that I haven’t been able to join my colleagues in covering this important story.
Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off “opportunistic infections”.
My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon. It’s extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I’m blessed that mine have not been severe.
I’m feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week. I’ll be back on GMA next week…as my sweet momma would say: “Good Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise!”
Miss you and bless you..XO”
Roberts had just returned to the morning show in February after her six month medical leave following her transplant. Now, she’s home, hoping to make a speedy recovery from this minor health setback, and be back on the air by next week.