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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  • Photos: AP



     



    • free

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

    • http://www.wgci.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=421790&article=10681258 Bedazzled His Razzle

      :yahoo:

      Glad she’s recovering so quickly!! !

    • Trendsetter

      free says:

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

      ____________________________

      :cosign:

    • FuturedocDonte

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

    • Pickachu Tran

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

    • Anna

      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:

    • NaijaGal

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

      :love: her :heart:

    • http://www.xxtreemfilmz.com Nasir Rahim

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

    • http://youtu.be/vbfqg0RPm4w Breezy

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

      Lol @ Nasir

    • Cubarican

      She looks great! :yes:

    • Nakeya_j

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

    • Pickachu Tran

      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:

    • http://www.wgci.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=421790&article=10681258 Bedazzled His Razzle

      :lol:

    • Kynedy L

      Glad she’s doing well and she looks great!

    • http://Www.yallaintchit.com Man, I just don’t care™

      They have truly pimped out sickness as much as possible.

      Dayum.
      :facepalm:

    • PumpkinsMama

      :newpost: Be:yawn:

    • http://www.wgci.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=421790&article=10681258 Bedazzled His Razzle

      :newpost: Be :yawn: say is up

    • http://www.xxtreemfilmz.com Nasir Rahim

      :)) This is the bridge.

    • WorkInProgress

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

    • GottaBigOne

      WOW!

      JUST IN TIME for SWEEPS, TOO!!!

      GBO