Robin Roberts will be back to waking up America much sooner than anyone anticipated.
The popular co-host of Good Morning America was diagnosed last October with myelodysplastic syndromes, a rare blood and bone marrow disorder. She was expected to be out for up to a year after undergoing a bone marrow transplant, but appeared on the show yesterday and said her return was just weeks away.
Her appearance was filmed at her NYC apartment, where she has largely been recovering in isolation. However, she is beginning a gradual "process of re-entry" into the show. She woke up at 4:00am for the interview, which is when she used to wake up for the show, and will do a "dry run" next week by coming into the studio and getting dressed for work, but not actually co-hosting.
Although there is no set date for her to return to Good Morning America, Robin has told colleagues she is aiming for February 26. It's the same date in 2012 that she co-hosted the Academy Awards red carpet and felt exhausted, prompting a visit to her doctor and the eventual diagnosis.
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