Robin Roberts Leaving 'Good Morning America' For Bone-Marrow Transplant

Fri, July 27, 2012 9:28am EDT by 4 Comments
Robin Roberts Leaving GMA

The ‘GMA’ anchor is expected to take a medical leave in August or September, calling her journey ‘fascinating-slash-scary.’

Robin Roberts is continuing her brave battle against Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Addressing reporters July 26 at the Television Critics Association conference, the Good Morning America anchor announced she’ll be abandoning her post in late August or early September to undergo a bone-marrow transplant.

“It’s fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this,” Robin, 51, told the press. And although she admitted to feeling “moments of fatigue,” she also said GMA‘s high ratings have been “pretty good medicine.”

Robin first revealed her MDS diagnosis June 11, adding that she would be receiving bone marrow from her sister, 55-year-old Sally-Ann Roberts.

While Robin’s seat is empty, GMA will be bringing in a multitude of familiar faces to guest-anchor, including Katie Couric, Kelly Ripa, Diane SawyerBarbara Walters and the rest of The View ladies.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Robin during this incredibly difficult time.

— Andy Swift


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Ashley

Posted at 4:29 PM on July 27, 2012  

Since GMA is gaining in the ratings don’t screw it up w/ “certain ladies” from The View. Surely you have better people than that to replace her. I went back to GMA after Ann Curry was let go, so please don’t make me leave GMA as no where else to go. I wouldn’t watch the ones on CBS.

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Holly LeRoque

Posted at 3:35 PM on July 27, 2012  

Dear Robin, my prayers are with u, keep ur chin up, and ur faith. Lol.<3

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Sharon Tuminski

Posted at 1:14 PM on July 27, 2012  

Robin: My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you as you undergo this bone marrow transplant. I am praying for your sister as she donates to you. I have walked this road with my husband and it is not easy but thru Gods grace. your faith, the love of family and friends, and an excellent medical staff, you will be well cared for. I will miss you on GMA as you are one of my very favorites and will be awaiting your return. GOD BLESS YOU

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bethshapiro

Posted at 11:20 AM on July 27, 2012  

hope all goes well with robin. just dont want to see that joy behar or barbara walters in for her. they both are not my idea of replacements for robin. guess has to be abc tv employees. joy rolling eyes is so unprofessional.

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