‘Good Morning America’ host Amy Robach made a shocking announcement this morning on air. The TV journalist, 40, was diagnosed with breast cancer after a screening which aired on the morning show. She announced this morning that she would be undergoing a double mastectomy.
“The diagnosis that’s still hard for me to say out loud. I have breast cancer,” Robach said in Monday’s segment, which included heartwarming photos with her family, including actor husband of three years Andrew Shue. “I know that I have a fight ahead of me. But I also know that I have a lot worth fighting for.”
Robach only underwent the crucial breast cancer test after GMA anchor and cancer survivor Robin Roberts urged her to do so for a live, on-camera segment. Recalling Roberts’ advice, Robach said in the segment: “If I got the mammogram on air and it saved one life, then it’s all worth it. It never occurred to me that that life would be mine.”
Following the pre-taped segment, an understandably emotional Robach chatted live with Roberts and another colleague on-air. “It’s absolutely surreal to be sitting here. But as scary as it all is, I’m so so lucky — because you guys ppushed me to that mammogram — thank god you did, I wasn’t in any rush to have that done any time soon.”
When Robach told Roberts “You saved my life,” Roberts corrected her: “You saved your life, Amy.”
I watched this segment this morning, and it was so sad! How incredible that she caught her breast cancer after an on-air screening. Something that was just a bit for the show – ended up saving her life. Kinda scary, isn’t it? I’m 36-years-old. I’ve asked my doctor for the last couple years about getting a screening, and they say I still don’t qualify. Sometimes as a woman – you feel like you’re just waiting for your diagnosis. Don’t you? Seems like breast cancer is just everywhere.
Hope she makes a full recovery!