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Robin Roberts to start medical leave next week

By Associated Press

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NEW YORK >> Robin Roberts says Friday will be her last day co-anchoring "Good Morning America" for a while.

On Monday's edition of the ABC News wakeup program, Roberts made official the start date for what's being called her "extended medical leave."

Roberts told viewers in July that she has MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease once known as preleukemia.

She says she will be hospitalized next week to prepare for the bone marrow transplant that will take place about 10 days after that.

But looking further ahead, Roberts noted she is luckier than many workers who become ill. She says her bosses have been generous in giving her the needed time off, and her job is waiting for her when she's well enough to return. She described herself as "very blessed."







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cojef wrote:
Watch the GMA show every morning and love the show very much. Robin Roberts may be the reason, cuz after Diane Sawyer left, thought the show would be just so-so, but not so. (no pun intented) Robin is a key anchor of the show, and I could not imagine her not returning. She has become one of my favorites. Hope and pray for her speedy recovery, and return to the show, please.
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