Robin Roberts Tells Letterman She's 'Healthier and Happier'
(NEW YORK) -- Robin Roberts has watched Late Show With David Letterman countless times before. But the Good Morning America co-anchor had never appeared on the program. Not until Tuesday, when she visited Late Show to promote her new book, Everybody's Got Something.
Roberts spoke with David Letterman about the medical obstacles she has faced and overcome. Roberts, a breast cancer survivor, was later diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a rare blood disorder. She underwent a bone marrow transplant in 2012, receiving donor cells from her sister, Sally-Ann.
Through it all, she has maintained a positive outlook, saying she wouldn’t change a thing.
"I can look at you right now and say I am healthier and happier than I've ever been," Roberts, 53, said. "That's all that matters."
Letterman remarked on the book's title, saying how appropriate it is. "Nobody gets a free ride," he said.
"You think you’re the only one," Roberts said of life's obstacles. "And my momma would say, 'Honey, everybody's got something.' Everybody's got something, not just a challenge, but something to give to help you get through that challenge."
After taping the appearance, Roberts had a parting message for Letterman:
— Letterman (@Letterman) April 23, 2014
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