wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost

The Post Most: Entertainment

Trove link goes here

Going Out Guide

GOG Blog

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Only two competitors are left in our beer bracket, and we want you to taste them both and pick a winner.

Best Bets

More Best Bets

Recently Reviewed Restaurants

More Recently Reviewed Restaurants

TV Column
Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Robin Roberts to start medical leave for bone marrow transplant next week (VIDEO)

“Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts confirmed Monday morning that it’s her last week on “GMA” before she begins medical leave for a bone marrow transplant.

Roberts revealed earlier this summer that she had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a rare blood disorder that affects bone marrow; the condition was likely caused by treatment for breast cancer five years ago, she said.

video platform video management video solutions video player

Seated on a couch with co-host George Stephanopoulos and other members of the show, Roberts said Friday will be her final day, and she will check into the hospital next Tuesday to begin the process before her transplant (her older sister, Sally, will be her bone marrow donor).

This week, “GMA” will feature stories about other people fighting MDS, including a family with three children who have all been diagnosed with the disorder.

Roberts also thanked ABC News and parent company Disney for being “phenomenal” in their support. “I know that I’m going to have a job when I come back. Just the comfort — and I know that is not the norm,” she said.

“GMA” recently beat “Today” show in the ratings in the week after the highly-rated summer Olympics by about 162,000 viewers, Nielsen reported.

By  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/27/2012

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company