ABC’s Robin Roberts Announces She Has M.D.S., Needs Bone Marrow Transplant
On Monday morning’s Good Morning America, anchor Robin Roberts shared that she will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant due to M.D.S., a rare blood disorder.
Roberts had alerted her viewers to her announcement earlier in the morning, telling her Twitter followers that she wanted to share “something important” that she’d been “dealing with for the last couple months:”
My dear tweeps-will share something important w/ you this AM on @GMA, something I have been dealing w/ for the last couple months. Blessings
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) June 11, 2012
Roberts explained that the morning show will feature fill-in anchors while she is undergoing surgery and recovery. “You crave normalcy,” she shared. “You don’t want to tell anybody because you don’t want to be treated differently.”
She also shared her thoughts online, writing that “I’m going to beat this.”
Roberts, a former ESPN newscaster and inductee to the Basketball Hall of Fame, announced in 2007 that she had been diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, continuing to anchor the morning show throughout her treatment. She completed her radiation treatment in 2008.
We’re keeping Roberts in our thoughts and wishing her a full, speedy recovery.
Have a look at her announcement and the GMA team’s reaction below, via ABC:
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