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Michelle Obama & More Celebs Tweet At Robin Roberts After MDS Diagnosis

Mon, June 11, 2012 5:02pm EDT by Dory Larrabee 3 Comments
Courtesy of ABC/FameFlynet

‘Good Morning America’ host Robin Roberts announced June 11 that she was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a blood disorder affecting the stem cells in the bone marrow. Celebrities and first lady Michelle Obama have already offered their support on Twitter!

Robin Roberts has a special connection to The Obamas: She found out she was interviewing President Obama on the very same day she underwent a painful bone marrow extraction. “The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life,” Robin wrote on her blog. And First Lady Michelle Obama was quick to offer her condolences to the GMA host.

“.@RobinRoberts, Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe in you and thank you for bringing awareness and hope to others. –mo,” Michelle tweeted June 11.

Here’s what other celebs tweeted about Robin:

“prayers for Robin Roberts…” tweeted hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.

“We all love you & are cheering you on!!” tweeted fellow journalist Katie Couric.

“I wish my friend @RobinRoberts the strength, faith & love she will need on this new journey. I send all that and more.” tweeted Maria Shriver.

–Dory Larrabee

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