was holding back tears this morning as she announced she has been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called MDS, and will need a bone marrow transplant reports Huffington Post.

In a message on the GMA website Monday, Roberts wrote that she received her diagnosis “on the very day that Good Morning America finally beat the Today show for the first time in 16 years.”

“Talk about your highs and lows!” she wrote. “Then a few weeks ago, during a rather unpleasant procedure to extract bone marrow for testing, I received word that I would interview President Obama the next day. The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life.”

Roberts will miss a “chunk of time” after the transplant, but she expects things to be “business as usual” at GMA until then.

“I am going to beat this,” she said on air.


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