Around the Web: Robin Roberts Takes Immediate Medical Leave
It appears that Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts is taking an immediate medical leave of absence. This is sad to hear. She’s currently fatigued from her fight with Blood & Bone Marrow Disease. Robin is a true hero, having beat Breast cancer already she again in a fight for her life. One of the common overlooked facts about Blood & Bone Marrow disease is that finding donors is increasingly harder for African-Americans than any other race. We all wish her the best of luck, as we know these are tough times. Here’s an excerpt from the NY Daily News article on her decision to temporarily leave GMA:
“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts is taking time off because she’s feeling the effects of her blood and bone-marrow disease.
Recently diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, she made the vacation announcement Tuesday on the morning show.
“Well a full disclosure here, I’m not feeling too well,” Roberts said at 8:08 a.m. “In fact, I’m going to leave, and let you all do the rest of the program on your own. I’m going to take a little time off, just to get some vacay. I’ll see you in a couple of weeks.”
Appearing upbeat and energetic, she joked with colleague Josh Elliott, and even made fun of herself for have a little trouble pronouncing a word. “I can’t talk on this side of my mouth,” she confessed.