Robin Roberts shared some unhappy information about her longtime associate, Amber Laign.
The Good Morning America anchor revealed in a private video posted to social media on Thursday that Laign is now battling breast most cancers – simply 15 years after Roberts overcame the illness herself. She defined within the clip:
“My candy Amber needed me to inform you one thing that she’s been going through. On the finish of final 12 months, Amber was identified with breast most cancers. She had surgical procedure final month and this morning will start chemotherapy.”
Fortunately, Amber’s prognosis is sweet. She then expressed gratitude to everybody within the couple’s fast circle for protecting the unlucky information a secret till they have been able to share it with the world.
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The 61-year-old broadcaster went on to specific how it’s her flip to step in and assist her associate all through her most cancers therapy. As it’s possible you’ll know, Roberts has handled a lot of well being issues over time — even surviving cancers twice. In 2007, she was identified with breast most cancers. And though she efficiently beat the illness, she was identified with a uncommon blood and bone marrow illness known as myelodysplastic syndrome 5 years later. Throughout that point, she stepped away from GMA for a bit whereas battling the illness. Nonetheless, Roberts obtained a bone marrow transplant, all because of her sister Sally-Ann Roberts, and later returned to the present.
On account of Laign’s prognosis, Roberts will now miss some days from the morning present to be able to be with Laign whereas she goes by way of chemotherapy:
“She and I’ve been collectively virtually 17 years and have helped one another by way of our challenges like my journey with most cancers. It’s my flip now to be there for her like she was for me. And which means I’ll be away from GMA sometimes like this morning as she begins chemo.”
Whereas the pair will probably be going by way of a troublesome expertise presently, they acknowledge that others are additionally enduring related struggles. Finally, Roberts and Laign are remaining as constructive as potential all through this journey:
“We all know many, many are going through most cancers and different challenges. Like my mama mentioned, ‘Everyone’s obtained one thing.’ Please know that you’re in our prayers and hopefully we’re in yours too. Blessings to all.”
We’re sending all the therapeutic vitality and energy to Amber whereas she undergoes chemo. You’ll be able to watch your entire announcement from Robin (under):
[Image via Robin Roberts/Instagram]