Good Morning America's Robin Roberts takes medical leave


Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Robin Roberts will take a medical leave of absense from the Good Morning America show beginning next week. Shortly before this morning's episode, the message was announced on the ABC shows twitter that “Friday will be @RobinRoberts’ last day before leaving for her bone marrow transplant and treatment for MDS.” 

Last week, Roberts began hinting at the announcement, when she tweeted about leaving her dog KJ with some friends. And this morning, she informed viewers that she is checking into the hospital from treatments next Tuesday.

“It still takes about 10 days after being admitted because there are some things you have to go through before the (bone marrow) transplant actually occurs,” she said.

Her sister Sally will provide the bone marrow for the transplant.

Roberts, who was previously an anchor on ESPN's Sportcenter, will be away from the program for an undisclosed period of time. No  specific return date has been announced.

GMA will celebrate “Robin’s journey" the rest of this week. She is a breast cancer survivor, and announced earlier this year that she was suffering from MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), a rare blood and bone-marrow disease. 

Best of luck to Robin in her time of need.

- Good Morning America
- Robin Roberts

Written by: Hamatosan
Aug 27th, 2012, 9:49 am

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