Robin Roberts: I'm Coming Back to 'GMA'

The host's most recent announcement to her fans: She'll return to the morning program within weeks. 

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Robin Roberts and the Good Morning America team (ABCnews.com)

Great news from Robin Roberts, the charismatic Good Morning America anchor who's been providing fans with regular updates about her recovery since she took medical leave from the program in September to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

The Huffington Post reports that she'll be returning within weeks. In her announcement, she also explained how she'll ease back into the rigorous schedule and admitted the one part of the comeback she's not looking forward to: the early-morning alarm clock:

Roberts announced her diagnosis of MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disorder, in June. She took medical leave in September to undergo a bone marrow transplant. She has kept viewers abreast of her recovery journey through video messages that have appeared on "GMA." Last week, she teased her return to the morning show by tweeting that she would be seeing viewers "VERY soon."

Appearing from her home, Roberts said that she was very close to returning to "GMA" ...

Due to side effects from her treatment, including blurry vision and sensitive skin, Roberts will return to the Times Square studio next week to readjust to her former schedule. "I have to get back on 'GMA' time ... That's one thing I have not missed is that alarm clock," she said. Roberts will wake up at 4:00 a.m., head to the studio and sit for make up, but will not immediately appear on air.

Read more at the Hufffington Post.

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