Robin Roberts, the beloved co-anchor of “Good Morning, America,” has had a tough few months, but it looks like 2013 is starting out on a high note. She made a live announcement this morning on air that her health has improved so much that she is planning on a return to the set sometime in February. USA Today revealed the details on Jan. 14 on how excited she is to be getting back to her job.
After having a bone marrow transplant last year, Roberts said that her blood count has improved and her last test showed no abnormalities. The next step is to begin the process of returning to her rightful spot on the morning show. Her doctors came up with a game plan to begin what they call a ‘dry run’ to see how her body reacts to the stress in the studio. This will prepare her for the real thing.
The first step was getting her up very early to do the announcement. She will later head to the studio for a normal routine of getting her makeup done and then evaluate how she does.
"I got up at 4 o'clock this morning. I have to get back on "GMA" time," she said. "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."
There is some concern with the heavy flu outbreak this year but it looks like it is a go for now. Robin Roberts is the picture of health and can’t wait to get back to her life. She mentioned that this is the first time she has been on live TV since August and she is prepared to do whatever it takes to get back into the seat that her “GMA” crew has been saving for her.
There is no set date yet on when that will be. However, she did say that she has a date in mind that means something to her. For now, her doctors are the boss and will let her know when that will happen.