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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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BECKER    

Best wishes for a successful and quick recovery

785 days ago
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Maria    

God speed Robin. We will be praying for you.

785 days ago
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IceGypsy    

I know someone that went through this. It's not easy. Hopefully all goes well.

785 days ago
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verlinda    

Best wishes

785 days ago
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wendy    

we need more people like her in the world

785 days ago
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David    

Good. Now go away. Far, far away!!!!!!! We won't miss you!!!!

785 days ago
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Twilightstar    

Good luck Robin. I'm pulling for you. You can do this!!!

785 days ago
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seamus     

I can't believe some of the hostility posted here. What does a person's sexuality have to do with being ill. No one has to tell or reveal more than they choose about their personal lives, stop acting as though sexuality is a character flaw. I LOVE Robin Roberts and wish her a speedy recovery. I will miss her while she is off the air. For people that have such strong negative feeling about this woman I suggest using your remote and change the channel and keep your ignorance to yourself.
GET WELL SOON ROBIN!!

785 days ago
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barf    

Bone Marrow Donation Surgery is what her sister is gonna have. Robin will merely receive a transfusion. No cuts or surgery necessary. Oh you Americans, so educated. NOT!

785 days ago
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Sue    

I wish you a speedy recovery and will be following your progress closely as i have MDS also. Good luck girl!

785 days ago
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frances mcgoldrick    

Best wishes to both you and your sister for a speedy recovery...

785 days ago
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Gayle    

Prayers for your return to health soon.

785 days ago
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Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Great that she appears to be dealing with things so well. I hope she returns back better than ever.

785 days ago
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Brooke    

Awww! I like to see robin every morning. Even though her cheerlful attitude every morning kinda p!$$ed me off. But I'll still miss her

785 days ago
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vitaglubet    

Praying for you Robin.

785 days ago
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