Howard Stern’s longtime sidekick Robin Quivers finally returned to his studio Wednesday morning after a 17-month absence.
Quivers, who recently revealed that she had been battling uterine cancer, had been working remotely while she underwent treatment. She said last month that after four rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, she had been cured.
Wednesday she returned to the shock jock’s studio for his SiriusXM radio show, sporting a new hairdo and big smile.
Stern, who has previously said he wouldn’t continue his show if Quivers couldn’t do it with him, welcomed her back with triumphant music and rose petals strewn across the floor in her honor. [Watch below.]
Of her return, Quivers told listeners, “It’s pretty amazing. I was brushing my teeth this morning and thinking about going back on the air for the first time after surgery and how incredibly difficult that was. And today not feeling anything at all. It was just a normal day. You can get up and brush your teeth, throw on your clothes and run out the door.”
Stern added: “Seriously, I’ve been praying for this day, and I’m really happy that you are here, and it makes me very, very happy.”
But the shock jock, who was afraid she wouldn’t survive the disease and said he “thought she was a goner,” told her she could “never get sick again.”
“I could never be without you again,” he added.