ABC’s Roberts has blood and bone marrow disorder


abc's robin roberts
ABC’s Roberts

NEW YORK —Robin René Roberts (born November 23, 1960) is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC’s morning show Good Morning America. Five years after being treated for breast cancer, “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts has a new health fight on her hands.”Sometimes the treatment for cancer can lead to other serious medical issues and that’s what I’m facing right now,” she said with a quivering voice in an emotional announcement on Monday’s GMA.

Roberts says she has known of the diagnosis for some time, but decided to reveal it to viewers on Monday because she begins pre-treatment immediately and will likely be wearing a bandage on air in the coming days.She will undergo the bone marrow transplant in the summer or early fall. “You have heard me say I’m abundantly blessed,” she said. “The reason I say I’m blessed is, my big sister is a virtually perfect match for me. She is going to be my donor.”Roberts says her prognosis is good because she has a perfect match and is younger and fitter than most who receive the same diagnosis. “Bottom line, I am going to beat this. My doctors say it and my faith says it,” Roberts said. In the meantime, Roberts will continue to anchor the show, but will be out “for a chunk of time” after receiving the transplant.

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