“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts began treatment Monday to prepare for a bone marrow transplant.
The morning-show host posted a picture of herself with shorn hair on her Facebook page, holding a picture of her parents — whom she called her “guardian angels.”
“The journey continues today as I head to the hospital and begin the process of returning to full health,” Roberts wrote.
Roberts announced in June she was diagnosed with a rare blood and bone marrow disorder known as MDS, the result of her chemotherapy treatment to battle breast cancer. She’s receiving the transplant from her sister Sally-Ann Roberts. The treatment is expected to last several months. A roster of guests will fill-in as co-hosts on “GMA” as Roberts recovers (Tuesday featured Jessica Simpson).
“As momma used to say: ‘We all got somethin’! Lifting you up as you have for me…This too shall pass,” Roberts also said. “Oh, by the way, as my friend India.Arie sings…I am NOT my hair. Onward and looking upward. Blessings to all…XO”
Roberts mother, Lucimarian Roberts, passed away on Aug. 30, resulting in Roberts delaying her treatment to attend funeral services.
She Tweeted a message early Monday to her overwhelming wave of well-wishers: “My last tweet for awhile. Heading to hospital…time to focus on healing. I take each & every one of you w/me in my heart. Light and love.”