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Originally posted 09/07/2012 09:10AM
Robin Roberts has some doctor's orders that most patients would love to hear.
"Doctors orders to put on a lil weight ... that's a first," the Good Morning America anchor, currently on extended medical leave to treat her myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Tweeted – a week after she said a temporary goodbye to viewers on the ABC morning show.
Roberts, 51, also said in her Tweet: "Back home in NYC. Will rest a few days ... Transplant now sched for next week. Onward."
Originally posted 08/31/2012 07:50AM
A chief reason for Robin Roberts's early departure from Good Morning America on Thursday was the serious condition of her mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts.
Sad to report, the 88-year-old died Thursday, GMA co-anchor George Stephanopoulos announced on Friday's program.
"Robin did make it [home to Mississippi], to say goodbye," he said.
Originally posted 08/31/2012 10:35AM
Backstreet is back!
For the first time in six years, all five Backstreet Boys – Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson – reunited professionally, for Friday's Good Morning America Summer Concert series in New York's Central Park.
Band member Richardson, 40, who recently rejoined the group three months ago after quitting in 2006, told the legions of cheering fans, "I'm a person that follows my heart and gut, and my heart said this is the time."
Originally posted 08/30/2012 06:40AM
After announcing this week that Friday would be her last day on Good Morning America before she began an extended medical leave, Robin Roberts moved up the date of her departure to Thursday, reports ABC News
"I'm having to move up my schedule," the anchor, 51, said at the top of the show on Thursday. Roberts explained that she will first fly home to Mississippi to be with her ailing, 88-year-old mother, Lucimarian, and her family in the Hurricane Isaac zone.
Roberts will then be treated for myelodysplastic syndrome (commonly called "MDS") and is starting preparations to undergo a bone-marrow transplant.
Originally posted 08/27/2012 12:20PM
After announcing in July she would take medical leave, Robin Roberts has set the date.
Friday, Aug. 31, will be the Good Morning America anchor's last day on-air before she takes an extended medical leave for myelodysplastic syndrome (commonly called "MDS").
Beginning on Monday, Sept. 3, Roberts, 51, will start the preparations to undergo a bone-marrow transplant. Roberts's sister, Sally, will act as the bone marrow donor.
Originally posted 07/27/2012 08:00AM
As ABC's Good Morning America and NBC's Today show continue to vie for ratings, Robin Roberts is taking time out to focus on her own battle, with myelodysplastic syndrome.
The anchor, 51, expects to take a medical leave in late August or early September from her morning show, which has reigned over Today for the past four weeks, to undergo a bone-marrow transplant.
"It's fascinating-slash-scary how to prepare yourself for something like this," Roberts told reporters gathered for the Television Critics Association conference in Beverly Hills, Calif., via satellite from ABC's studios in New York, according to New York's Daily News.
Originally posted 06/12/2012 07:40AM
Chipper, energetic and visibly grateful, Robin Roberts returned to Good Morning America Tuesday, a day after revealing she is battling MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare disease of the blood and bone marrow – and that she will have a bone-marrow transplant, with her sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, as a donor.
"I slept like a baby for the first time since my diagnosis," Roberts, 51, said at the top of the show Tuesday. She also expressed her thanks for the outpouring of "comfort and support" she's received from viewers, along with all the advice that has been dispensed and that she's been finding helpful, she said.
Originally posted 06/11/2012 09:30AM
Robin Roberts is facing another health scare.
The Good Morning America anchor revealed Monday that she is battling MDS, or myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease of the blood and bone marrow – and that she will have a bone-marrow transplant, with her sister as a donor.
"My doctors tell me I'm going to beat this – and I know it's true," Roberts, 51, writes in an emotional message to fans on the GMA website.
Originally posted 04/13/2012 11:45AM
Is his love life ever going to score a touchdown?
In recent months, Tim Tebow has been linked to celebs who include Taylor Swift and Lindsey Vonn. And guess what – he's heard the rumors, too!
"It's funny, because half the rumors, I've never even met the people," Tebow, 24, said on Friday's Good Morning America.
"I'm sure they would be lovely," he added.
Originally posted 03/24/2011 10:55AM
He felt ambushed and just wanted to blow off some steam.
That's Chris Brown's explanation – wrapped in an apology – for why he threw a tantrum backstage after a Good Morning America interview on Tuesday.
Brown, 21, issued the apology during a live appearance on BET's 106 and Park on Wednesday night, saying he didn't realize Robin Roberts was going to ask about his 2009 assault against then-girlfriend Rihanna.
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