Unexpected Medical Leave for Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts will begin her medical leave from Good Morning America sooner than originally expected. The host, who was already scheduled to go on leave from the show to undergo a blood and bone marrow transplant to treat a disorder that was a side effect of her breast-cancer treatment, announced during the first hour of her broadcast Tuesday that that she was "not feeling too well" and needed time off "just to get some vacay."


From the Hollywood Reporter:

The host, recently diagnosed with blood and bone marrow disorder Myelodysplastic Syndrome, was not supposed to go on leave from the show until late August or early September when she's scheduled to undergo a marrow transplant …

For the rest of the week, Amy Robach will be reporting alongside Elliott and Lara Spencer, tomorrow through Friday, with Paula Faris joining as news anchor tomorrow and Thursday and Dan Harris pinch-hitting on Friday.

Looking ahead to Roberts' longer break, ABC News has already announced that Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and Kelly Ripa will be among the faces helping George Stephanopoulos navigate GMA without his co-host.


We wish Roberts the best and look forward to her planned Aug. 2 return to the program.

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.

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