There’s some breaking news coming in courtesy of “Good Morning America,” and it is certainly emotional — anchor Robin Roberts is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (or MDS for short).
It was an emotional moment for Roberts announcing the news Monday, and she also talked a bit about how it was during treatment that she first discovered some other stunning news:
“A few weeks ago, during a rather unpleasant procedure to extract bone marrow for testing … I received word that I would interview President Obama the next day. The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life.”
While she undergoes treatment (using her sister as a donor), Roberts will continue serving as the anchor for the morning show — which has pulled close to even to “The Today Show” in the ratings for the first time in over a decade. She also said that her prognosis is very good, as she is both younger and in better shape than the majority of people who are diagnosed with the disorder.
Best wishes go out to Robin, and we will have more news on this story as it happens. (Video below courtesy of Mediaite.)