Robin Roberts to undergo bone-marrow transplant and take leave of absence from 'Good Morning America'

By Gina DiFalco,

Robin Roberts will take a leave of absence from Good Morning America to take care of some medical issues.

Roberts, 51, who announced she has myelodysplastic syndrome in June, will undergo a bone marrow transplant during her absence from the show.

She will take the break starting anywhere from late August to early September, People reports.

While speaking to reporters who were at the the Television Critics Association conference in Beverly Hills, California from her ABC studio in New York via satellite, Robert said “It's fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this,” The New York Daily News reports.

While she admits she has “moments of fatigue” Roberts also said the 4-week ratings surge over Today “has truly energized me.”

"It's pretty good medicine – I gotta say,” she added.

Roberts famously battled breast cancer five years ago. Possible replacements for her might be Kelly Ripa, Katie Couric, the cast of The View or veterans like Barbara Walters or Diane Sawyer.



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