Good Morning America host Robin Roberts might be as cheerful as they come during her duties each day, but behind the cameras, she’s apparently been battling something far more serious. Five years ago, she was diagnosed with and later beat breast cancer. Unfortunately, her treatment led to MDS, myelodysplastic syndrome, a rare blood disorder that affects the bone marrow. She’s currently undergoing pretreatment and will receive a bone marrow transplant later this year from her sister.

You can take a look at her emotional announcement below…

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Roberts is a fighter. She’s always been a fighter, and she is the epitome of professionalism. I love that she was given the diagnosis before her Obama interview. You never would have known she had other things on her mind during that sitdown, and her poise speaks to her character and determination.

Moving forward, Roberts has vowed she will continue hosting until her transplant later this summer/ early fall, and she’s asked her anchors to move on with normalcy to offer optimism and joy to viewers. Our thoughts go out to the fifty-one-year-old as she attacks her condition with the same gusto she does everything else.

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