Robin Roberts can’t wait to get back to work

Robin Roberts test run

ABC News anchor Robin Roberts is in a hurry to get back in her anchor chair, even if returning to work so early puts her health at risk.

Roberts, 51, returned to the set of ‘Good Morning America’ on Thursday after undergoing a bone marrow transplant late last year. She completed an on-camera “test run” to determine how her fragile skin responds under the hot studio lighting.

“My skin is very sensitive and so we have to see how it reacts to the studio lights,” she said. “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.”

Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) — a form of blood cancer similar to leukemia. The determined anchor expects to be back at work full-time in a few weeks.

Robin Roberts Lara Spencer

Roberts, who lost her hair as a result of chemotherapy treatment, joked with her co-host Lara Spencer on the set. Roberts was supported by a skeleton crew of ABC staffers.

“My doctors want me to see how many people I actually come in contact with,” Roberts said. “How my body reacts to the stimulation, that’s code word for stress, of being in the studio environment.”

Roberts’ sister WWL-TV anchor Sally-Ann Roberts donated the bone marrow. Their mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, 88, passed away in August, one day after Roberts took a medical leave of absence to prepare for the bone marrow transplant.

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    20 Responses to “Robin Roberts can’t wait to get back to work”

    1. 1
      free says:

      love and admire her tenacity! do what makes you feel great!

    2. 2

      :yahoo:

      Glad she’s recovering so quickly!! !

    3. 3
      Trendsetter says:

      free says:

      love and admire her tenacity! do what makes you feel great!

      ____________________________

      :cosign:

    4. 4
      FuturedocDonte says:

      Her hair starting to grow back. She should keep the fade. I think she has the head for it :yes:

    5. 5
      Pickachu Tran says:

      Glad to see she is doing so much better. Robin is a TRUE warrior…

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      Anna says:

      FuturedocDonte says:

      Her hair starting to grow back. She should keep the fade. I think she has the head for it
      ~~~~~~~~~
      Right. You know you are blessed when you can rock a bald head. :lol:

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      NaijaGal says:

      I love how she’s not hiding behind wigs…rock that fade/baldie boo
      *fist pumps for Robin*

      :love: her :heart:

    8. 8
      Nasir Rahim says:

      WHEN WILL THERE BE A WRITE UP ON MY BOO FANTASIA? CONGRATS ROBYN. LOVE YA FANNIE :)))

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      Breezy says:

      She is rocking that fade very well!! Glad she is doing so well.

      Lol @ Nasir

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      Cubarican says:

      She looks great! :yes:

    11. 11
      Nakeya_j says:

      She looks so good! I hope she can fully recover and continue to be happy!

    12. 12
      Pickachu Tran says:

      Nasir Rahim says:

      WHEN WILL THERE BE A WRITE UP ON MY BOO FANTASIA? CONGRATS ROBYN. LOVE YA FANNIE
      _____________________________________

      LAWWWWWD troll go back under your bridge :rofl:

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      Kynedy L says:

      Glad she’s doing well and she looks great!

    15. 15

      They have truly pimped out sickness as much as possible.

      Dayum.
      :facepalm:

    16. 16
      PumpkinsMama says:

      :newpost: Be:yawn:

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      Nasir Rahim says:

      :)) This is the bridge.

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      WorkInProgress says:

      I LOVE Robin. I think she’s awesome and she’s freaking rocking that bald head. Hope she never grows her hair back.

    20. 20
      GottaBigOne says:

      WOW!

      JUST IN TIME for SWEEPS, TOO!!!

      GBO

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