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Robin Roberts: “I Felt Like I Was Dying”


Robin Roberts is opening up about just how painful her recovery was from the treatment for her myelodysplastic syndrome.

In an interview withPEOPLE, the “Good Morning America” co-host opened up for the first time about just how horrible she felt during her initial recovery from treatment for the rare blood disorder, admitting there was a point “where I felt like I was dying.”

“I couldn’t eat or drink,” she says. “I couldn’t even get out of bed.”

Fading in and out of consciousness, Roberts recalls, “I was in a coma-like state. I truly felt I was slipping away … then I kept hearing my name.”

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Roberts, 52, said the infusion of her sister’s bone marrow—while it was eventually a success—made her extremely sick in the early going before the cells were eventually accepted by her body.

We’re so happy that Robin made it through such a difficult period.

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