Robin Roberts makes her long-awaited return to “Good Morning America” tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 20, after a five-month long medical leave of absence.
“I have visualized this moment,” Roberts, 52, told her “GMA” co-anchors in a recent conversation about getting back in the anchor’s seat, five months to the day after she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat a rare blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
“It’s something like this, looking into Sam’s blue eyes,” Roberts continued. “I love how we’re sitting, how we would be sitting. … But I know when I sit back down, right in this chair, and I look over and I see you and I see you and I see you and I see you, it’s gonna be, all is right in the world. And it’s gonna seem like no time has passed at all.”
As excited as Roberts is to be back at work, the veteran anchor admits she’s somewhat anxious about it too.
“I haven’t done live television since the end of August,” Roberts said, “so I’m a little bit nervous, … but you got my back … that’s what I’m not nervous about. … I know that you have my back.”
“We got ya. We got ya,” Lara Spencer assured her.
Roberts can also be seen this week sharing her personal journey battling MDS on a special edition of “20/20” airing Friday at 10/9c on ABC.