Good Morning America fans will have to wake up without Robin Roberts earlier than we thought. While the 51-year-old co-host announced last week that she will be undergoing a bone marrow transplant — to treat her blood and bone marrow disease, Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) — at the end of August that will cause her to take medical leave from GMA, she actually left part way through this past Tuesday’s show.
But, Roberts’ exit wasn’t for her planned medical leave. While anchor Josh Elliot said after a commercial break that they had “decided to let Robin go about halfway through,” Roberts took to Facebook to clarify what caused her to leave so suddenly.
“What a difference a day makes…feeling MUCH better,” Roberts posted on Wednesday. “I guess all the pre-treatment for MDS finally caught up with me on Tuesday. Had to delay the start of my much needed vacation but have been given the green light to travel tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing my West Coast friends and then my family in MS as mom continues to recover from a health setback. We appreciate all the prayers and well wishes…the same to you.Despite what you may have read elsewhere this is not my medical leave…just good ole fashion vacay! R&R is ready for a little R&R. Thanks again for the love and support. Blessings to all…XO”
It’s good to hear that Roberts is feeling better. Hopefully her vacation turns out to be just what she expects.
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