‘GMA’s’ Robin Roberts Re-Hospitalized with a Virus

by | November 19, 2012 at 11:51 AM | Good Morning America

'GMA's' Robin Roberts (Photo: Courtesy Robin Roberts/ABC News)

Robin Roberts is home after spending another week in the hospital, where she was recently treated for a virus, the “Good Morning America” co-host revealed in a new update to her fans.

Roberts, 51, says she went in for a “tune up” when she developed a latent virus that was not responding to medication.

“Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this … but mine is only 59 days old,” Roberts explains, referring to her Sept. 20 bone marrow transplant.

“Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me,” she said, before adding that, “by the grace of God,” her recovery is back on track. “The virus is under control and my numbers are going back up.”

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Here is Roberts’ full update to her fans from her Facebook message:

“After about a week back in the hospital I returned home Friday night. A latent virus, many of us have, was not responding to medication and was pulling down my numbers. Our immune systems usually take care of a virus like this…but mine is only 59 days old. Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me. The wonderful doctors, nurses and support staff lifted my spirits..it was comforting seeing them again. They assured me the majority of BMT patients have to be re-admitted to the hospital for various reasons. I decided to look at my brief stay as a “tune up”…and then I would be back on the road to recovery. By the grace of God, I am! The virus is under control and my numbers are going back up. My sister, Sally-Ann, flew to NYC to be with me. Before I was discharged on Friday she interviewed me. Her station in New Orleans, WWL-TV, has done an incredible job bringing attention to the need for donors like my big sis. GMA will show a portion of the interview Tuesday morning. I’ve been moved to tears by my GMA family’s (and YOUR) genuine support, concern and love. Have a blessed Sunday. XO”