Robin Roberts Returns Home After Battling Virus in Hospital

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Robin Roberts is back home after a brief stint in the hospital.

The Good Morning America anchor, who recently received a bone marrow transplant to treat her diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), had been in the hospital for a week to treat a virus.

“After about a week back in the hospital, I returned home Friday night,” she said on her latest ABC news blog post. “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.”

Roberts had originally been released from the hospital in early October after receiving a bone marrow transplant from her sister Sally Ann on September 20.

“Physically I felt fine but being back in the hospital took an emotional toll on me,” she wrote. “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!”

Roberts, 51, revealed that the virus is now under control and that her sister Sally-Ann had flown to New York to be with her. Prior to her discharge, her sister interviewed her for her New Orleans’ based station, WWL-TV.

Good Morning America will show a portion of the interview on Tuesday.

The anchor continued to express humility and gratitude for her GMA family’s support.“I’ve been moved to tears by my GMA family’s (and YOUR) genuine support, concern and love,” she said.

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