Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts, who previously battled breast cancer, was recently diagnosed with MDS, a rare blood and bone-marrow disorder. She announced yesterday that this Friday will be her last day on the set before she begins a medical leave of a few months, during which she’ll receive a bone-marrow transplant from her sister.
From the Huffington Post:
On Monday, she announced that she will be checking into the hospital next Tuesday, September 4. “I’ll begin the process,” Roberts said. “It still takes about 10 days after being admitted because there are some things you have to go through before the transplant actually occurs.”
She explained that she dropped her dog KJ off with friends over the weekend because she will be extremely susceptible to infection after the procedure.
Roberts had previously said that she would be taking leave for the surgery at the end of August. Her co-hosts and the “GMA” crew will be sending her off by paying tribute to “Robin’s journey” throughout the week.
We wish Roberts the best and look forward to seeing her back on TV soon.
Read more at the Huffington Post.