Robin Roberts Hospitalized After Health Setback, Doing ‘Much Better’

by | April 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM | Good Morning America

Robin Roberts on Good Morning America (ABC)

Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts has revealed she suffered a minor health setback last week while on vacation in Florida.

Roberts, 52, was briefly hospitalized but reports that she’s feeling “MUCH better” and is resting at home for the rest of the week.

“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,” Roberts wrote Thursday in a Facebook update. “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,” Roberts explained. “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!’”

Roberts expects to be back behind the “GMA” anchor desk next week. She returned to the ABC morning show in February after a six-month medical leave of absence to have a bone marrow transplant to fight MDS, a rare bone marrow and blood disorder.

She also offered words of support and encouragement to the people of Boston, and expressed her disappointment at not being able to help cover the tragedy at ABC News.

“My heart continues to go out to the remarkably strong people of Boston,” Roberts said. “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.”