Robin Roberts decided she needed to go on medical leave a day earlier than expected. The Good Morning America anchor made her final appearance Thursday before going on medical leave for a bone marrow transplant.
Roberts’ departure was first planned for Friday, but she told viewers she chose to exit a day early to visit her ailing mother in Mississippi.
In June, Roberts first disclosed that she has MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. She’ll be hospitalized next week to prepare for the transplant. The donor will be her older sister, Sally-Ann Roberts, who was on hand for Thursday’s emotional send-off.