This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Say good morning to Michael, America!
The ABC a.m. show welcomed their newest edition this morning, Michael Strahan!
The Gap in all his glory danced his way onto the set to say hi to Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos on his first day!
It sounds like the plan is for Mike to only do a few days a week on GMA so that he can still keep his co-hosting gig on Live with Kelly and Michael. Which is a fine plan for Robin Roberts who couldn’t help but spill how excited she was to have Strahan coming on board!
"We love you. We love Kelly. So excited that you're going to join us a couple days a week!”
Then George gave Michael a gift to help him get out of bed earlier in the morning - a polished silver alarm clock!
The only problem was, it was set to the wrong time!
Michael quickly joked:
“The time is off! If I’m late on my first day, it’s George’s fault!”
Then, Lara Spencer gave Michael a coffee mug fit for a man with such a big personality! The thing could fit at least 10 Ventis in it, no problem!
Ch-ch-check out the lovefest that was Michael Strahan’s first day on Good Morning America (below)!
[Image via ABC.]