Five years ago she beat breast cancer, and today Robin Roberts revealed that she has another heath battle ahead.
The 51-year-old announced on “Good Morning America” this morning that she will undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant after being diagnosed with a called MDS.
She also revealed that her older sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, will be her donor, as she is a perfect match.
“It is something that is called MDS… it is a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow,” Roberts, with tears in her eyes, said. “I’m going to beat this. My doctors say it and my faith says it.”
Ironically, Roberts learned of her illness when she landed the biggest interview of her career: President Obama revealing to her that he was backing same-sex marriage.
“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,” she said in a blog post.
She added that she will be continuing with hosting the ABC morning program while she undergoes treatment,
“It’s about focusing on the fight and not the fright,” she revealed.