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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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46.

woodin    

I empathize with Robin, but how many shows and send offs must the public endure. The public has its own personal problems, more or less serious then Robin, yet these people aren't parading it during a morning "news" show. Turned off by GMA

749 days ago
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Pam Holzmer    

Praying hard for your recovery! Pam Holzmer

749 days ago
48.

earl the pearl    

Dear Robin,
wishing you the best of health, you are truly an inspiration to all. May God bless you. Get well soon!

748 days ago
49.

Cindy    

Robin,my prayers are with you. Can't wait till your back in your chair

726 days ago
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