Robin Roberts’ partner Amber Laign has temporarily suspended her breast cancer treatment due to “complications with the chemotherapy.”
The “Good Morning America” anchor revealed the news during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, explaining, “They’re working it out. We’re gonna figure it out. The prognosis is still very good. ”
She added, “I’m just thankful that her spirits have been lifted. Recently it was a little tough there when – because she just wanted to get through it and to have this wrench thrown in our way – but I was able to tell her, as most people [who] have gone through cancer, this happens. ”
Roberts announced in February that Laign, whom she’s been dating for almost two decades, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the end of 2021 and underwent surgery in January.
Roberts, 61, said at the time that Laign had helped her through her own breast cancer battle and now it was her time to be there for her.
“I’ll be away from ‘GMA’ from time to time,” she said before asking for prayers from fans.
Roberts was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) – a condition in which blood-forming cells in the bone marrow become abnormal – in 2012. She underwent a bone marrow transplant at the time and was in the hospital for a month .
“I felt like I was dying,” she told People in 2013. “I could not eat or drink. I could not even get out of bed. ”
Roberts, who is currently promoting her new book “Brighter by the Day,” told ET in their interview that she turned to her own words for advice.
“I was struggling and then I was thinking, ‘Robin, you have this book. You’re talking to people about their valleys and how to get out of it and so, why do not you just actually listen to your own words? ‘”She said.
“It’s human nature to ‘you know,’ Why me? ‘ and then I was like, ‘Why not me? Why not me? ‘”She acknowledged. “I can handle this. I have the strength. I’ve been through this. I can help Amber. She’s helping me, so I turned ‘Why me?’ into ‘Why not me?’ ”