“I’m afraid I have some tough news to share news this morning,” he said. “With courage and humanity, Robin beat breast cancer five years ago. In a few minutes on GMA, she will share that she’s facing a serious new health challenge.”
Robin went on to tell Good Morning America that has a very serious bone marrow disorder.
In a written statement, the ABC anchor reveals:
As many of you know, 5 years ago I beat breast cancer. I’ve always been a fighter, and with all of your prayers and support, a winner. Sometimes the treatment for cancer can cause other serious medical problems. Today, I want to let you know that I’ve been diagnosed with MDS or myelodysplastic syndrome. It’s a disease of the blood and bone marrow and was once known as preleukemia.
You can head over to ABC news to read the statement. Robin is asking for your prayers, adding:
“When I faced breast cancer, your prayers and good wishes sustained me, gave me such hope and played a major role in my recovery.”
Our prayers are with Robin during this difficult time.