‘Good Morning America’ co-host Robin Roberts, left, and co-host Josh Elliott on Aug. 30, her last show before taking medical leave.
“Good Morning America” cohost Robin Roberts checked into the hospital Monday morning to start preparing for her bone marrow transplant.
She will be undergoing chemotherapy Monday, according to a source at ABC.
“My last tweet for awhile,” Roberts blogged a little after 9 a.m. “Heading to hospital...time to focus on healing. I take each & every one of you w/me in my heart. Light and love.”
And it sounds like she enjoyed a sendoff from coworkers the night before, including “GMA” news anchor Josh Elliott.
“Shhhhhh...don’t tell my doctors I’m up late w/ @GMA fam before I go to hospital in the AM,” Roberts tweeted Sunday night, after posting earlier, “We are family...@GMA family w/@JoshElliottABC at my apt giving me a send off to remember.”
Roberts’ sister Sally-Ann, an almost perfect bone marrow match, will be her donor for the planned procedure that will help the anchor fight myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).
Roberts took medical leave from “GMA” on Aug. 30, a day earlier than she had planned. She flew home to Mississipppi that day to see her ailing mom, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, who died later the same day.
The anchor made it in time to be with her mom before she passed.