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Robin Roberts

Friday Is My

Last Day at 'GMA'

8/27/2012 4:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0611_robin_roberts_articleRobin Roberts will begin her medical leave from "Good Morning America" on Friday ... so she can undergo bone marrow transplant surgery.

Earlier this year, Roberts announced she was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) ...  a disease that attacks the blood and bone marrow.

Roberts says her sister is the bone marrow donor ... explaining, "[She] is a perfect match and she’s been spending a lot of time with me.  She’s been taking shots to help her prepare."

Roberts says the procedure is scheduled for Tuesday ... and says she plans to return to work following her recovery.

"I know I’m going to have a job when I come back."

As TMZ previously reported, "GMA" is planning to use a roster of star-studded subs to fill in for Roberts during her absence.

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Ace    

Ann Curry is licking her chops.

789 days ago
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me    

Good luck Robin. You're a tough lady--you can do it!

789 days ago
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stu    

U go gf!!!
Octomom should fill in.

789 days ago
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billy    

I can't stand Robin Roberts..... good riddence...

789 days ago
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stu    

i hope she comes out of the closet before then.
Push Queen Latiffa out behind u Robin.

789 days ago
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Pat    

I wish you luck I had a kidney transplant last sept and the one thing that I did not do was give up my 2 dogs (cats you would have to ) but not dogs . They gave me healing power

789 days ago
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cass    

"Medical Leave" as in.... Sex reassignment surgery LOL

789 days ago
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YouDontSay    

Oh hon xoxox

789 days ago
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Laurie123    

Good luck Robin, wishing you a speedy recovery!

789 days ago
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Kathy    

Thoughts and prayers go out to you Robin and all who are going through tough medical issues. Looking forward to you coming back to GMA soon. Will miss your beautiful smile....you are the morning sunshine. God be with you.

789 days ago
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Charlie    

Robin, I love to watch you every morning with all the GMA crew. I wish you all the best. I will miss seeing you, but you won't be gone long. God Bless and have a speedy recovery. I tried to register on the website to be a donor, but was turned down because they said I was too old (59). Didn't know there was an age limit.

789 days ago
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sue    

Speedy recovery

789 days ago
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Zoe     

Sure you'll have your job back, unless Matt Lauer joins the team while your'e away.

788 days ago
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Sandra     

Wish her well!! Love GMA!! Stopped watching Today when they dumped Ann and can't stand Guthrie and Lauer!!

788 days ago
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whatever3    

Good riddance, d*yke.

788 days ago
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