Robin Roberts Leaves Good Morning America One Day Early
Robin Roberts has announced that she is leaving Good Morning America one day earlier than schedule, but it’s not because of her bone marrow transplant. She’s leaving early because of the slow moving Hurricane Isaac. She is flying home to Mississippi to be with her 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian, and her family which took quite a hit from the storm.
“I know the journey ahead will not be easy. Just know that I’m going to come back here as soon as I can.” the 51-year-old said.
Roberts is suffering from a blood disorder known as Myelodysplastic Syndrome, a nasty disease that attacks the blood and bone marrow. Her sister will be the bone marrow donor and Roberts is scheduled to have the transplant on Tuesday. Good Morning America plans to welcome a number of celebrities to be special guest anchors while Roberts recovers from the transplant.
Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, The Modern Family cast, and Kelly Ripa are all expected to be among the special guest hosts. “This means so much (that) these friends are stepping up like this. I love them for that” Roberts said.
We certainly wish her all the best and hope she has a speedy recovery!