Robin Roberts is sharing some private information about her longtime companion, Amber Laign.
“My candy Amber needed me to let you know one thing that she’s been dealing with. On the finish of final 12 months, Amber was recognized with breast most cancers,” the Good Morning America anchor revealed in a video posted to Twitter on Thursday.
“She had surgical procedure final month and this morning will start chemotherapy. Fortunately, the prognosis is sweet,” Roberts continued.
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The veteran broadcaster, 61, went on to thank the couple’s family members and people of their shut circle for preserving the information personal till Laign was able to share it with the world.
“She and I’ve been collectively nearly 17 years and have helped one another via our challenges like my journey with most cancers. It is my flip now to be there for her like she was for me,” Roberts added.
“And meaning I will be away from GMA now and again like this morning as she begins chemo,” she defined.
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Andrew Toth/FilmMagic Amber Laign and Robin Roberts
“We all know many, many are dealing with most cancers and different challenges — like my mama stated, ‘All people’s received one thing.’ Please know that you’re in our prayers and hopefully we’re in yours, too,” Roberts concluded.
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Roberts has been open about her well being prior to now, as she was recognized with breast most cancers in 2007. 5 years later, the information anchor was recognized with a uncommon blood and bone marrow illness referred to as myelodysplastic syndrome, and wanted a bone marrow transplant with a purpose to survive.
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“My physician informed me I had a 12 months or two to reside if I did not have a profitable transplant,” Roberts beforehand recalled to Rachael Ray. Roberts’ sister, Sally-Could, ended up being a match and have become her life-saving donor.
“Somebody as soon as stated that while you share a lot of your self, it is actually common, that individuals actually might relate — it helps them a lot,” Roberts informed PEOPLE on the WebMD Well being Heroes Awards in 2016 of being public together with her struggles. “I did not plan on doing this, I did not plan on sharing as a lot as I’ve. However I stored discovering there was a manner.”