- Associated Press - Thursday, October 11, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s Robin Roberts has gone home from the hospital three weeks after undergoing a bone marrow transplant.

After thanking her doctors and nurses and singing “Amen,” the “Good Morning America” host began the next stage of recovery from MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. Her sister was the donor for her bone marrow.

While leaving the hospital after a month is a big first step, Miss Roberts‘ doctor explained that it still will take time for the patient to gather strength and build up her immune system.

“Good Morning America,” now the top-rated network morning show, aired a story about Wednesday’s homecoming. The show has brought in occasional celebrity guest hosts such as Stephen Colbert to fill in for Miss Roberts.