Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who underwent a bone marrow transplant in September 2012, used a Facebook post today to inform fans and viewers that she’d been briefly hospitalized after she fell ill during a trip to Key West, Fla., last week. She pointed out that it was “nothing serious.”
Here is her message, which included her sentiments about this week’s Boston Marathon bombing and her regret that she was too ill to cover it:
My heart continues to go out to the remarkably strong people of Boston. We stand by you now and always.
It saddens me that I haven’t been able to join my colleagues in covering this important story.
Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off “opportunistic infections”.
My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon. It’s extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I’m blessed that mine have not been severe.
I’m feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week. I’ll be back on GMA next week…as my sweet momma would say: “Good Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise!”
Miss you and bless you … XO
Read more at the Huffington Post.