Robin Roberts to Leave Good Morning America, Undergo Bone Marrow Transplant

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Robin Roberts returned to Good Morning America last week, following a three-week leave of absence for medical reasons.

But the anchor announced today that she's heading out of the co-anchor's chair once again on Friday, as she's scheduled to undergo a bone marrow transplant in order to overcome her diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

Roberts will be admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, explaining to viewers:

"It still takes about 10 days after being admitted because there are some things you have to go through before the transplant actually occurs."

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The journalist's sister is a perfect match and will serve as Roberts' marrow donor. It's unclear how long Roberts will be gone for, but initial estimates are around two months.

"I know I’m going to have a job when I come back," Roberts told viewers.

In her place, Good Morning America will feature a number of big named guest anchors. The program will also dedicate time all this week to "Robin's Journey," which will highlight the reporter's defeat of breast cancer and also include powerful stories about families who have faced and overcome an MDS diagnosis.

We wish Roberts nothing but the absolute best. Here's to a speedy, full recovery.


Robin after getting up thursday morning, I turned on the t.v and caught the last half of the show. As I sat home listening to your story, I bursted out in tears and began to pray for you and your family. It was so real to me and I questioned God why would you allow such a wonderful women to go through this? Then I cried again. Then a voice whispered to me, God sometimes test our faith and I know you have faith because it showed this morning. Keep the faith and I will always keep you in my prayers. P.S I love you Robin and my God continue to keep his loving arms around you.


I love you so much you are my strength, really you are so brave, you are my inspiration as cancer survivor my self I understand what is that you are going through; hang in there my sweet Robin God Bless you and keep you safe,


God Bless you during this unbelievable medical journey. You have brought millions faith in friends, family, and life. Thank you. My prayers will be with you every moment of your journey.


May God Bless this beautiful, wonderful woman on her journey. Sending prayers to you Robin that you return soon & good health restored to you...


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