Robin Roberts Briefly Hospitalized for Illness, Hopes to Return to "Good Morning America" Next Week

By Rebecca Macatee
|  Thursday, Apr 18, 2013  |  Updated 11:08 AM EDT
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Time to send some love and light Robin Roberts' way.

In a Facebook post Thursday, the "Good Morning America" anchor revealed that she fell ill last week and required hospitalization. The 52-year-old, who recently underwent a bone-marrow transplant, was upfront with her fans as she let them know she was going to be OK.

"Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather," she explained. "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.'"

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"My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon," she added. "It's extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I'm blessed that mine have not been severe."

Roberts said she's already "feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week," adding, "I'll be back on 'GMA' next week...as my sweet momma would say: 'Good Lord willing, and the creek don't rise!'"

She also sent her well-wishes to the city of Boston, saying, "We stand by you now and always."

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