Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts will be taking a medial leave from the show on her battle with myelodysplastic syndrome. The 51-year-old anchor is expected to take the leave late August or early September to undergo a bone-marrow transplant. Roberts, who successfully survived breast cancer, revealed she was battling the rare disease in the blood and bone-marrow in June. The on-going ratings battle between GMA and NBC’s Today Show has been energizing to the often fatigue anchor.  “It’s pretty good medicine – I gotta say” said Roberts. New York Daily News has the full story.

BEVERLY HILLS — For Robin Roberts, there’s no better medicine in her ongoing battle with myelodysplastic syndrome than beating the competition at NBC’s “Today.”

But even four straight weeks of wins for ABC’s “Good Morning America” can’t hold off the next crucial step in her fight with the blood and bone marrow disease. Roberts said Thursday she is taking a medical leave in late August or early September to get a marrow transplant.
“It’s fascinating-slash-scary scary how to prepare yourself for something like this,” she told reporters here via a satellite connection frrom New York.

She confessed to “moments of fatigue,” but said GMA’s ratings wins over “Today” have been invigorating.

“The run that we’ve had has truly energized me,” she said. “It’s pretty good medicine, I gotta say!”

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