Robin Roberts announces Good Morning America return, updates GMA fans on MDS health progress

NEW YORK - Good Morning America Anchor Robin Roberts is "coming home."

Roberts told her co-workers on GMA Monday morning that after months of intensive treatment, there are "no abnormalities" in her latest bone marrow test.

"What all of this means is my doctors were waiting for this information to tell me I can being the process of returning to the anchor chair. I'm coming home," she said.

Starting  next week, she will begin the process to returning to GMA, but she won't be on air just yet.

She will be coming into the studio environment for "dry runs" to monitor how her body adjusts to the stimulation, which she says is a code word for stress. 

A smiling Roberts, bursting with enthusiasm, said she expects to return to her position as an anchor in February.

Roberts has been on medical leave since August, undergoing treatment for MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disorder.

Last week, she hinted toward a big announcement in cluster of social media messages, tweeting "See you very soon" and writing, "In the coming days on GMA we will give you details about my return" on her Facebook page.

She thanked the guest hosts who had been filling in for her during her absence, and thanked her fans for their well wishes, saying it's been an immense source of strength for her.

In a final word of encouragement to her fans, she said, "Don't ever give up, this too shall pass. " 

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