Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts reveals she has bone marrow disease

by Staff, June 11th, 2012

During the broadcast of Good Morning America today (Mon., June 11) co-host Robin Roberts announced to viewers that she has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease once known as preleukemia.

Roberts said she knew to the disease for several weeks but chose to hold off on making a public announcement. She will undergo a bone marrow transplant as well as chemotherapy later this year, with her sister being a great bone marrow match.

This is a setback for Roberts who battled breast cancer five years ago.

She said this new crisis will not keep her off the air, while she may miss a couple of days here and there, she will remain a part of the GMA team.

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