March 25, 2020 10:18AM EDT
After surviving breast cancer and a bone marrow transplant, ‘GMA’ Robin Roberts was warned she was at an increased risk of contracting coronavirus. So, she had no choice but to broadcast from her basement!
“Welcome to my house,” Robin Roberts, 59, said from her makeshift studio ion Mar. 25. The Good Morning America co-host raved about her new “commute” was so short, since Wednesday was the start of her working remotely. Robin — who has a history of medical issues, including breast cancer and a rare blood disorder – was told by medical professionals that she was an increased risk of catching coronavirus. “New York City, there’s an escalation right there, and because of my underlying health conditions, my doctors thought it best that I work from home.”
Robin wasn’t going to let this quarantine dampen her spirits. “But I did bring some items from the studio — got my ‘Good Morning America’ mug, good morning sunshine, and also I brought this,” said Robin. She held up a framed photo that read “Hope.” Inside the “O” was a picture of Gina DeJesus, one of the three women held captive within the Cleveland horror house for years “She never gave up hope,” Robin said about Gina, “And we never should give up hope either. Have a blessed day.”
During her first GMA while WFH, Robin made good on a promise she made when she announced her decision to self-isolate: she got to broadcast while wearing her fuzzy slippers. “I do think I need to get my nails done,” she said while holding up the pink monster feet with their giant toenails.
Robin’s medical issues are well-known. She was diagnosed with b