made her final appearance on GOOD MORNING AMERICA today before taking a medical leave of absense. The anchorwoman was joined on the broadcast by her sister Sally-Ann Roberts
, from who she will receive a bone marrow transplant, and Dr. Gail Roboz. Check out photos from her farewell broadcast below!
Roberts, who is a survivor of breast cancer, revealed in June that she was suffering from MDS myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood and bone-marrow disease. Last month she shared with viewers that she would be taking a medical leave of absense from the show sometime in August to receive the bone marrow transplant.
The anchorwoman will most probably be gone from the morning program for months and no return date has been announced. However it was revealed this morning that hosting duties will be shared among some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Oprah Winfrey, Chris Rock, Rob Lowe, the cast of Modern Family, Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters and Kelly Ripa. "This means so much [that] these friends are stepping up like this," said an emotionAl Roberts. "I love them for that!"
"Good Morning America" airs Monday-Friday (7:00a.m. - 9:00a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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