Robin Roberts Announces ‘Good Morning America’ Hiatus

Robin Roberts attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

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Good Morning America host Robin Roberts is taking a break from the show to be with her partner following her partner’s breast cancer diagnosis. Through an Instagram video filmed in her dressing room, she shared a daily prayer joined by her glam team.

Towards the end, she asked her team if they were ready for a “little vacation,” singing “See you in September.”

Robert shared on Twitter that Amber Laign’s diagnosis looks promising, though there will certainly be some obstacles ahead.

“My sweet Amber wanted me to tell you something that she’s been facing,” Roberts said in a tweet. “At the end of last year, Amber was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had surgery last month and this morning will begin chemotherapy.”

Robin Roberts Announces Hiatus

Roberts, 61, was diagnosed with breast cancer herself in 2007. Five years later, she was diagnosed with a rare bone marrow disease.

“She and I have been together almost 17 years and have helped each other through our challenges like my journey with cancer. It’s my turn now to be there for her like she was for me,” she said.

“We know many, many are facing cancer and other challenges. Like my mama said, ‘Everybody’s got something.’ Please know that you are in our prayers and hopefully we’re in yours too. Blessings to all.”

Roberts’ career as a broadcaster started in 1983. She joined ESPN in 1990 and was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012 for her work in the media. She began as a co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005.

She earned a Peabody Award for her coverage of her own treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome on Good Morning America. MDS is a rare type of blood cancer in which abnormal cells form in one’s body’s bone marrow. The anchor had to undergo a bone marrow transplant.

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