Friday will be Robin Roberts’ last day on “Good Morning America” before she goes on medical leave to receive a bone-marrow transplant, the show confirmed via Twitter early Monday. Roberts also discussed her impending departure with co-anchors George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer.
“I can’t imagine not getting up and being here,” she said on the air. Roberts also told viewers she’d check into the hospital on Tuesday but that it would be 10 more days before the transplant — via a donation from her sister, Sally — would actually take place.
In advance of Roberts’ departure, this week “Good Morning America” will highlight other stories of people afflicted by MDS, the rare blood disorder Roberts was diagnosed with this spring.
The announcement this morning was not a huge surprise, at least not to fans who follow the host on Twitter. Over the weekend, Roberts tweeted that she had left her dog K.J. in the care of some friends and had “cried like a baby.”