Robin Roberts (WireImage)
"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," Roberts posted on her Facebook page on Thursday.
"Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well," Roberts continued. "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.'"
Last year, Roberts revealed that she had been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder and therefore would undergo a bone marrow transplant (this news came five years after she beat her battle with cancer). The surgery was grueling, but successful, and Roberts returned to her anchor chair in February. The 52-year-old says she was told this recent hospitalization is common after such a surgery.
"My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon," Roberts continued in her Facebook post. "It's extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I'm blessed that mine have not been severe."
She ended her post on a note of hope.
"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"
What a fighter?! We're all sending you well wishes for a speedy recovery, Robin!
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