Robin Roberts announces GMA leave, will undergo bone marrow transplant
NEW YORK (KABC) -- "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts announced Monday she will be taking a leave of absence after Friday's show for a bone marrow transplant.
After undergoing 10 days of tests, Roberts will receive the transplant from her sister. Doctors say her sister is a perfect match for the transplant.
Roberts has MDS, a rare blood and bone marrow disease once known as preleukemia. She is also a breast cancer survivor.
Roberts said she is luckier than many workers who become ill, and noted her bosses have been generous in giving her time off. They've also assured her that her job will be waiting for her when she's well enough to return. She described herself as "very blessed."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
celebrity, television, abc, entertainment
- Van Nuys road rage: 2 well-dressed men fight
- Wrong-way driver causes 8-car pileup on 14 Fwy
- SoCal fire season could be worst in 100 years
- South LA chase ends with crash, standoff
- West Hills murder suspect caught in motel room
- 911 caller in Pasadena shooting pleads guilty
- Motorcycle fleeing police crashes; 2 dead
- Dog goes missing from Norco grooming shop
- Passenger rants about poison, CIA on plane
- abcnews: Victim's grandson welcomes release of killer
- G8 meeting: Divisions over Syrian civil war
- Yoga may help kids' mental, physical health
- Jackson trial: Former record exec testifies
- OTRC: 'Girl Meets World' getting full series