Robin Roberts Exits Good Morning America, Replacements Confirmed

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Robin Roberts announced today that she is leaving Good Morning America one day earlier than scheduled, not due to her impending bone marrow transplant, but as a result of Hurricane Isaac.

She is flying home to Mississippi to be with her ailing 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian, along with her family, which is in the eye of the storm.

"I know the journey ahead will not be easy," said Roberts, who is dealing with a blood disorder known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome. "Just know that I'm going to come back here as soon as I can."

Robin Roberts as Co-Anchor

In Roberts' temporary absence, Good Morning America will welcome a number of high-profile guest anchors. Among them, it's been confirmed: Oprah Winfrey, Chrid Rock, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Kelly Ripa and the Modern Family cast.

"This means so much [that] these friends are stepping up like this," Roberts said. "I love them for that!"

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Robin, you are such an inspiration to all who have fought Cancer and other illnesses. May your journey ahead be blessed with support, comfort and prayers. You are one classy lady, and I miss you each morning when I turn on GMA. May you have a speedy recovery.

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ROBIN YOU ARE A BEAUTIFUL LADY INSIDE AND OUT AND I WISH YOU A COMPLETE RECOVERY, LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR RETURN.

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Robin has so much grace and dignity. I am praying for her and her family.

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Theresa when your journey ends may u not rest in peace. No one leaves this world alive may I. WISH U GODSPEED U NEED THAT AND MORE

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