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“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts will publish a memoir in 2014 with Grand Central, the publisher announced Wednesday.
The book, which is not yet titled, will include Roberts’ story of her battle with MDS. The disease affects bone marrow and the creation of new blood cells.
“I am humbled that many have an interest, and draw strength from my ongoing journey,” Roberts said. “I’m grateful for the prayers and well wishes of so many people. I’m thrilled that Jamie Raab and Grand Central Publishing will help me tell my story.”.
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Whether you’re a member of the BeyHive or you could use a little less Beyonce in your life, you have to admit that the girl works hard. In between her sold out shows in London, a hoarse sounding Beyonce sat down to talk to “Good Morning America” correspondent, Amy Robach, about the controversy surrounding her recent anniversary trip to Cuba, her role as Blue Ivy’s protector and enjoying the simple things like press on nails.
Check out the excerpts below.
Her trip to Cuba
“It was such a beautiful trip; I met some incredible children, visited some incredible entrepreneurs, I learned so much about so many people and the country and it was actually quite shocking.”The simple things
“At the end of the day, you’re the same exact person. I still like the simple things. I have on my press on nails right now.I just feel like you know at the end of the day, my goals and my dreams are the same. I just want happiness, I want great friends and great family.”
Blue Ivy and plans to have more kids
“I would like more children. I think my daughter needs some company. I definitely loved being a big sister. At some point when it’s supposed to happen. My biggest job in the world is to protect my daughter. And I am very protective. I just want to make sure that she can have a healthy, safe normal life I feel really, really just lucky that I can still do what I love and have way bigger meaning. That’s to be her mother.”
On the next page, watch as Beyonce explains why her role as Queen Tara caused her to cry.
Since Robin Roberts returned to the set of “Good Morning America” in February, fans of the ABC morning news show have been overjoyed to see their favorite host progressing positively after her bone marrow transplant late last year. Unfortunately, Robin revealed on her Facebook page today that she has suffered a minor setback and had to be briefly hospitalized last week. She wrote:
My heart continues to go out to the remarkably strong people of Boston. We stand by you now and always.
It saddens me that I haven’t been able to join my colleagues in covering this important story.
Last week, in the middle of my Key West vacation, I began not to feel well. Nothing serious, just under the weather. I contacted my doctors and flew back to NYC. They felt it best to admit me into the hospital for a few days. Seems my young immune system needed a little boost to fight off “opportunistic infections”.
My doctors assured me that this was NOT because I was working or doing too much, too soon. It’s extremely common, post bone marrow transplant, to have complications. I’m blessed that mine have not been severe.
I’m feeling MUCH better, and will relax at home for the rest of the week. I’ll be back on GMA next week…as my sweet momma would say: “Good Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise!”
Miss you and bless you..XO
It’s certainly good to know working hasn’t compromised Robin’s health. Here’s wishing a speedy and relaxing recovery to our favorite journalist while she rests at home. We’re looking forward to seeing her back on GMA next week and keeping her in our prayers!
For the first time since the Local People Meters began tracking ratings for the New York area, a local morning program beat the Today show, Deadline Hollywood tells us.
Fox’s Good Day New York trumped the Today show between the hour of 7am and 9am during the month of February. The Today show has, of late, been facing some stiff competition from Good Morning America, particularly in the wake of the Ann Curry debacle. But a local show has never been a threat to the morning ratings driver. But at this point, it’s par for course, unfortunately, for NBC, which has seen trouble with shows like Smash, Deception, and others across its primetime lineup.
Meanwhile, over on ABC, things are on the up and up as GMA continues on its upward trajectory. Last week, that show extended its lead to a length not seen in almost two decades, about 1.1 million viewers. Robin Roberts’ return to the show gave it a ratings boost, which it has held on to. On the day of her return, GMA had 6.1 million viewers versus the Today show’s 4.9 million, said Zap2It.
Great news from Good Morning America: Robin Roberts made her return to the anchor desk this morning after more than five months away to treat a rare blood disease that required a bone marrow transplant.
And on her first day back, she was greeted by a video from the President and First Lady, who said the Obamas have been thinking about her and praying for her. Michelle Obama also used the clip to announce that she will be sitting down with Roberts in a “few days” for an interview. You can watch the video here. (And check out the President’s tan!)
To cheers and fist bumps, Roberts returned to the studio, saying she’s been waiting “174 days” to say ‘Good morning America!’”
The New York Daily News reports that every precaution is being taken to make sure everyone at the show stays healthy, even making a medical editor and advisor, Dr. Richard Besser, available for questions.
Welcome back Robin! Her battle has been a tough one and we’re glad to see her back at work.
“I Truly Felt I Was Slipping Away”: Robin Roberts Covers PEOPLE, Talks Recovery After Bone Marrow Transplant
If you’ve been missing Robin Roberts’ beautiful face on Good Morning America, you’re not alone. You’ve probably read about the bone marrow transplant Roberts had to have five months ago for myelodysplastic syndrome, a major battle for Roberts, a cancer survivor. She sat down with People magazine to talk about the hard recovery process and her health now. She covers the magazine looking absolutely gorgeous, smiling with her close-shaven hair cut and looking more and more like the lovable lady we’re used to seeing every morning next to George Stephanopoulos.
But it wasn’t an easy road to get back to the old Robin. She went through so many ups and downs physically and personally over the last few months. On top of having to worry about having the operation, Roberts had to deal with the death of her mother, who passed when Roberts took her medical leave. As her sister gave her the bone marrow necessary for her operation in September, things became more difficult after the fact, and the 52-year-old GMA anchor said for a time she felt like she was dying after slipping in and out of consciousness repeatedly. “I couldn’t eat or drink. I couldn’t even get out of bed. I was in a coma-like state. I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name.”
But luckily, with time and rest, Roberts tells the magazine that she is feeling much better. Hence her decision to come back to GMA to see if she has the energy and ability to do her thing again on February 20. “It’s an amazing feeling, each day feeling stronger.” In reality, she’s not even the old Robin, she’s new and improved, and we can’t wait to see her back next week!
Pick up the newest issue of People to check out her full interview.
Robin Roberts and the folks at Good Morning America have made it official: She will be heading back to the morning news grind on February 20. She’s been easing her way back into the job with practice trips to the studio in recent weeks and a trip to New Orleans for the Super Bowl.
Fishbowl NY says Roberts’ return is “five months to the day” since she got a bone marrow transplant.
Last April, Roberts was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, called simply MDS. Her sister, fellow news anchor Sally Ann Roberts.
She appeared on camera last month to say that she would soon be back on the job. She’ll be back in time for the Oscars and other big ratings getters.
“I Can Begin The Process Of Returning To The Anchor Chair” Robin Roberts To Return To GMA Next Month
The whole nation has practically been rooting for Robin Roberts’ recovery. And this morning we saw that she’s looking like she’s well on her way. With glowing skin, a beautiful baldy and her signature smile, Robin announced that it won’t be long before she heads back to the job she loves. In a “Good Morning America” segment this morning, Robin expressed her gratitude for her coworkers, her doctors, her family; including the sister who donated her bone marrow, and all the fans who sent well wishes and words of encouragement while she was out.
Check out the Robin’s update on her health and the good news she had for all of her fans in the video below.
This is excellent news. Robin’s certainly been blessed and we’ll be happy when she’s healthy enough to return. Such a strong woman!
From Eur Web
Robin Roberts has informed her will-wishers that she is now home from the hospital after receiving a bone-marrow transplant last month.
“There’s no place like home. After 30 days in the hospital I’m home,” the “Good Morning America” anchor wrote this morning on Twitter, according to People. “Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Thank YOU and bless YOU. XO.”
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Everybody’s favorite morning show host finally underwent her bone marrow transplant yesterday, and despite the seriousness of her blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, the procedure only lasted five minutes. Her doctors are now monitoring signs of recovery, and she already seems to be in good spirits. She even emailed her doctor to let her know she’s ready to head home! It helps that her colleagues from “Good Morning America” were there during the transplant, including co-anchor George Stephanopoulos, Diane Sawyer, and weatherman, Sam Champion. Of course, it was her sister, Sally-Ann, who came through and donated stem cells, and after the procedure ended, Roberts joked, “Sally, you’re in me,” according to USA Today. According to Champion, everyone that loved her was there: “I don’t think I will ever forget the power and love that was in that room.” And you could see that in the video below.
The whole thing began with everyone praying over the cells (of course, they had masks over their faces for sanitary purposes), and once the procedure took place with the cells being injected into her, they played all her favorite jams during those five minutes, including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Before everyone in the room knew it, it was over. Dr. Gail Roboz, Robin’s oncologist, reported on her patient’s status: “Medically speaking, she is doing fantastic,” but noted, “I think she misses her mother.” Robin’s mother, Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, passed the day after she went on leave from “Good Morning America.”
However, we’re sure that Robin will get through this, and her grief, because she’s managed to have the best attitude about her circumstances since day one. As she said in a video posted yesterday before her procedure, in order to feel better, you have to change your mental state: “This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body. Your thoughts … are so powerful. You’ve got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you.” Check out the procedure and all the friends and family that stood by her side:
According to People, if you want to send any love to Robin as she recovers, be sure to send your thoughts using #TeamRobin. Get well soon!
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