Robin Roberts Announces Bone Marrow Disorder Diagnosis, Will Continue at GMA

Robin Roberts Announces Bone Marrow Disorder Diagnosis, Will Continue at GMA

Robin Roberts Announces Bone Marrow Disorder Diagnosis, Will Continue at GMA

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June 11 2012 3:52 PM

Robin Roberts Announces Bone Marrow Disorder Diagnosis, Will Continue at GMA

One of the most popular morning news show hosts has shared some breaking news from her own life—and it’s not good.

"Today I want you to know I've been diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome," wrote the Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, in an open letter to ABC News president Ben Sherwood.

Roberts beat cancer just five years ago. But now she faces the blood and marrow disease, once known as prelukemia, and will undergo chemotherapy to fight it.

Roberts was diagnosed a day before she landed an interview with President Obama, and says she will continue co-anchoring Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos and will fight onward. 

“We love Robin, the heart and soul of ABC News,” wrote Sherwood in a note regarding the news. “She has been the keystone of our recent victories, and she will lead the program for many years to come.”