Robin Roberts Awake and Resting Following Bone Marrow Transplant

The Good Morning America cohost is awake and resting after undergoing a bone marrow transplant earlier today

By Bruna Nessif
|  Thursday, Sep 20, 2012  |  Updated 11:48 PM EDT
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Robin Roberts Resting Following Bone Marrow Transplant

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ABC co-host Robin Roberts had the transplant to treat a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

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Robin Roberts is taking it easy.

The Good Morning America cohost is awake and resting after undergoing a bone marrow transplant earlier today in New York City, according to Entertainment Tonight.

Robin Roberts tapes heartfelt video message

Roberts' rep tells ET that "it will be quite a while before she regains her strength," but shares that many of her GMA friends have already gone to visit her.

"This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body," the 51-year-old said in a video message. "Thoughts are so powerful. You've got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you."

Roberts, who just completed eight days of chemotherapy, had the transplant to treat a rare blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome.

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