(CBS News) A day after Robin Roberts announced she has the rare blood and bone marrow disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, the TV host was back to work on ABC's "Good Morning America," where she thanked everyone for their support.
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Roberts, 51, said on Tuesday, "I slept like a baby last night for the first night since my diagnosis . . . My family and I are overwhelmed and comforted by the response from everyone. Thank you just doesn't begin to express our gratitude."
Roberts received a flurry of messages on Twitter. Here's a sampling:
.@RobinRoberts, Barack and I have you in our prayers. We believe in you and thank you for bringing awareness and hope to others. -mo-- Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) June 11, 2012
@Robinroberts sending you nothing but love &strength. You are the epitome of grace & as you told us all this a.m. YOU WILL BEAT THIS.-- Gayle King (@GayleKing) June 11, 2012
My best thoughts to Robin Roberts at #GMA She's a great lady and a fighter.-- Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) June 11, 2012
Sending nothing but love and well wishes to my pal @robinroberts as she fights the good fight. She WILL prevail!!-- josh groban (@joshgroban) June 12, 2012
Roberts also said she had a conversation Monday night with Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. "It really has been very comforting," she added about the support.
The morning show host has already started chemotherapy pre-treatment, which will ready her for a bone marrow transplant, probably this fall. Her sister will be the donor. During that period, she will have to take some time off from work.