Actor Andrew Shue's wife, U.S. newswoman Amy Robach, is celebrating after successfully completing her final round of chemotherapy in her battle with breast cancer. The ABC News anchor went under the knife in November (13) after a mammogram she signed up for as part of a TV piece led to her diagnosis.
She has been working throughout her treatment and on Friday (25Apr14), she announced she had finished the gruelling sessions and is now on the road to recovery.
Sharing the news in a video clip, filmed for U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, she said, "I join the ranks of 2.8 million women who are breast-cancer survivors...
"With my eighth and final chemo complete, I will start on a new journey, helping raise awareness about early detection, and letting women everywhere know, 'You can kick cancer's butt!'"
U.S. newswoman Amy Robach is set to undergo four weeks of chemotherapy in her battle with cancer after doctors discovered a second tumour while performing a bilateral mastectomy last month (Nov13). The ABC News anchor, who is married to former Melrose Place actor Andrew Shue, went under the knife in November (13) after a mammogram she took as part of a TV piece led to a breast cancer diagnosis.
During surgery, medics learned the disease had spread to her lymph nodes, and they also found another previously undetected malignancy.
She returned to the newsdesk at breakfast show Good Morning America on Thursday (05Dec13) and revealed that she is determined to work through her treatment, which will begin later this month (Dec13).
She has the full support of her TV news colleague Robin Roberts, who successfully battled a rare blood disorder last year (12).
Robach said, "I'm going to work through it (chemotherapy). I saw Robin do it. I know how strong you were and you give me strength."
U.S. news anchor Amy Robach has discovered she is battling a double cancer issue while undergoing a bilateral mastectomy this week (end22Nov13). The ABC News presenter went public with her health crisis earlier this month (Nov13) after revealing a mammogram she took as part of a TV piece had detected breast cancer.
The former Today show host on NBS has now revealed medics discovered another previously undetected malignancy during surgery.
In a post to ABC News on Friday (22Nov13), she wrote, "No MRI, no mammogram, no sonogram had found it... I will have more treatments ahead of me, but none that will take me out of work.
"My prognosis is good. As of right now, I plan to head back into the building Monday, Dec. 2, and I couldn't be more excited to get back to work."
Actor Andrew Shue's TV reporter wife, Amy Robach, is recovering in hospital after undergoing a double mastectomy. The ABC News anchor discovered she was battling breast cancer after agreeing to have a mammogram on camera for U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America during Breast Cancer Awareness Month last month (Oct13).
She announced her shocking diagnosis live on air on Monday (11Nov13) and went under the knife to have both of her breasts removed on Thursday (14Nov13) in an effort to cut out the potentially-deadly disease.
Former Melrose Place star Shue has since taken to Robach's Twitter.com blog to update fans on her progress and thank them for their support on his wife's behalf.
He writes, "on behalf of my brave girl. She came through surgery beautifully. And so appreciates the genuine love and support."
U.S. TV reporter Amy Robach stunned viewers on Monday (11Nov13) by announcing she is set to undergo a double mastectomy after a live examination on TV led to a breast cancer diagnosis. The ABC News anchor made the announcement on Good Morning America, revealing she was told the devastating news after she underwent an on-camera mammogram for the show last month (Oct13).
Speaking to Good Morning America host Robin Roberts, who is a cancer survivor, Robach said, "If I got the mammogram on air and it saved one life, then it's all worth it. It never occurred to me that that life would be mine.
"It's absolutely surreal to be sitting here. But as scary as it all is, I'm so so lucky - because you guys pushed me to that mammogram - thank God you did, I wasn't in any rush to have that done any time soon."
The 40 year old will undergo the operation and reconstructive surgery on 14 November (13).
The Usual Suspects star reinvented himself as a born-again Christian after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America and he has been outspoken about the lengths he would go to stay true to his faith ever since.
But Baldwin insists his religious beliefs have made him unpopular in the industry, revealing no filmmakers want to work with him because he is often considered too controversial.
He tells U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America, "I'm getting ready to direct two or three movies next year that are faith-based films. I'm kind of full-blown faith-based right now and that's just where I'm at in my walk of Christianity. But isn't it weird, that as a Christian, I had a casting director come up to me two years ago and say, 'I'm really sorry because I've brought your name up in castings for a while now and they all just look at me like I'm crazy."
Reporter Amy Robach then asked, "Is it possible to be successful in Hollywood and be an outspoken Christian?" and Baldwin responded, "Sure doesn't seem like it now does it?"
Religion has been a hot topic in Hollywood as of late - teenage Two and a Half Men star Angus T. Jones hit the headlines earlier this week (begs26Nov12) after publicly calling the comedy "filth" following a recent spiritual awakening. He has since apologised.
The Mean Girls star's dad, Michael Lohan, took a paternity test during an appearance on U.S. daytime programme The Trisha Goddard Show on Thursday afternoon (15Nov12) - and medics confirmed he was the father of his ex-girlfriend Kristi Horn's 17-year-old daughter Ashley.
Michael failed to break the news to Lindsay, who is on a promotional tour for her new movie Liz & Dick, and the actress missed all the news reports about the big TV reveal. She was left stunned when a reporter on the breakfast show asked for her opinion.
Journalist Amy Robach said, "Your family troubles are constantly put out there for the public. I know just today there was news that you allegedly have a new half-sister..."
But the shocked 26 year old interrupted her, saying, "I didn't even hear that, so thanks for the news."
Robach continued to pry, however Lindsay smiled and handled the situation with grace, adding, "I don't really want to get into that because I want to stay on the positive side of things."
The Good Morning America interview marked Lindsay's first candid TV chat since a series of headline-grabbing events over the summer (12) - she was due to sit down with Barbara Walters for an upcoming appearance on news show 20/20, but axed the gig over concerns from her public relations team the U.S. broadcaster would delve too deep into the star's personal issues.
NBC is already looking like the bad guy in the Anne Curry Today Removal situation. Though there's no explicit mention of why Curry is being repurposed into a new role at NBC News after 14 years on Today, her fate is being compared to former The Tonight Show host Conan O'Brien's rude removal from the late night lineup. That's why this sugary sweet reaction from Today competitor Good Morning America has to sting just a little.
Hosts Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos opened the conversation about Curry, offering her well wishes as she transitions from the show she so tearfully left early today. And while Curry's co-anchors Al Roker and Matt Lauer palled around with her, remembering the good ol' days as she said her final words, there was a palpable sense of awkwardness. Gone is that sense in GMA's short message and instead, we find Roberts' sincere commendation of her fellow journalist and anchor as well as GMA personality Amy Robach who called Curry "the heart and soul of [NBC]."
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The former Melrose Place star separated from his wife Jennifer Hageney in 2008 after 14 years of marriage and began dating Robach, who divorced her husband the following year (09).
The pair became engaged in September (09), and walked down the aisle together on Saturday (06Feb10) at New York's Chelsea Piers.
The former Melrose Place star separated from his wife Jennifer Hageney last year (08) after 14 years of marriage and began dating Robach, also divorced, earlier this year (09), according to the New York Post.
A source tells People.com the couple got engaged last week (ends25Sep09), adding, "They're both very happy."