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.