Breaking News Robin 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 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 our sources previously reported, “GMA” is planning to use a roster of star-studded subs to fill in for Roberts during her absence.