Robin Roberts Talks Leave of Absence from Good Morning America

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Robin Roberts previewed her upcoming leave of absence from Good Morning America last night, as the anchor will soon be taking a break to undergo treatment for a rare blood disorder.

"It's fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this," Roberts, who has already survived breast cancer, said at the Television Critics Association press tour.

She will be off the air for awhile, starting late next month, to receive a a bone marrow transplant meant to treat myelodysplastic syndromes, a disease of the blood and bone marrow.

Robin Roberts on GMA

How is she feeling at the moment? Roberts admitted to "moments of fatigue," but she cited her program's recent ratings as a major elixir.

"The run that we've had has truly energized me," Roberts said. "It's pretty good medicine, I gotta say, to be taking!"

As for the "wonderful friends" who will be occupying this anchor's seat? Roberts said she looks forward to Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric and others sustaining the show's momentum alongside George Stephanopoulos.

We do, too. But we most look forward to the day a happy and healthy Roberts is back in that chair.


My husband And I Live here in West Deptford New Jersey.. We want to wish you the very best of luck with your treatment. You are far the best woman in television and great human being , You always stay positive during this difficult time. My husband always said " You are the smartest woman in sports and if he were on millionaire, He would call you if he ever had a sports question". He also followed you thru out the years from sports center to your place in good morning America. Your are the most positive , Roll Model a person that people can look up to . Stay strong my friend and we are all in your corner to help you get thru this difficult time that you are going thru. One day We (my husband and I ) can meet and give each other a hug. but for now ((((((HUGS))))). stay strong my friend and stay positive.


You are the bravest womanI know
Wishing you a speedy recovery
GMA won't be the same without you
God Bless


Your courage is amazing. Keep up your fierce fight. All of us are with you. You are in my thoughts daily.


Stayrd strong you will overcome this.


Robin--We love you and know you will beat this. You are in our prayers.

Wv peach

Get well soon Robin! God bless!

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