Robin Roberts tweets pictures of all-nighter send off from Good Morning America 'family' as she arrives in hospital this morning

By Daily Mail Reporter

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Before Robin Roberts arrived in hospital this morning for her scheduled bone marrow transplant, it seems she was given a larger than life send off from her Good Morning America 'family' last night.

Hours before she was scheduled to check-in to a New York City hospital, the 51-year-old anchor tweeted several fun-loving pictures with Good Morning America host Josh Elliott, ABC's senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski, and senior vice president of ABC News James Goldston.

She captioned one picture, writing: 'Shhhhhh...don't tell my doctors I'm up late w/ @GMA fam before I go to hospital in the AM.'

Farewell: Earlier this morning, Ms Roberts, 51, tweeted: 'If @JoshElliottABC looks a bit tired this morning...totally worth it to me..thanks for the send off!'

Farewell: Robin Roberts, 51, tweeted several pictures from her farewell party last night with Josh Elliott and other Good Morning America co-workers

Then earlier this morning, Ms Roberts added via Twitter: 'If @JoshElliottABC looks a bit tired this morning...totally worth it to me..thanks for the send off!'

 

The award-winning broadcaster postponed her scheduled bone marrow transplant following the news of her mother's death last Thursday, but sent her a last moving message from hospital this morning.

'My last tweet for awhile. Heading to hospital...time to focus on healing. I take each & every one of you w/me in my heart. Light and love.'

Good Morning America family: Robin Roberts tweets her large send off, pictured last night sandwiched between her co-host Josh Elliot (left) and ABC's senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski (right)

Good Morning America family: Robin Roberts tweets her large send off, pictured last night sandwiched between her co-host Josh Elliot (left) and ABC's senior executive producer Tom Cibrowski (right)

High hopes: The award-winning broadcaster postponed her scheduled bone marrow transplant following the news of her mother's death last Thursday

High hopes: The award-winning broadcaster postponed her scheduled bone marrow transplant following the news of her mother's death last Thursday

The breakfast news anchor, who was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, earlier this year - a disease which attacks blood cells and bone - was advised to rest up and gain a little weight in preparation for the transplant.

Final day: The popular co-host, who also survived breast cancer in 2007, began her medical leave from the show on August 30 after her sister Sally-Ann Roberts was found to be a perfect donor match

Final day: The popular co-host, who also survived breast cancer in 2007, began her medical leave from the show on August 30

Ms Roberts is a regular at keeping her fans, friends and family informed via Twitter.

She tweeted last week, after saying goodbye her mother: 'Back home in NYC. Will rest a few days. Doctors orders to put on a lil weight... that's a first. Transplant now sched for next week. Onward.'

The popular co-host, who also survived  breast cancer in 2007, began her medical leave from the show on August 30, after her sister Sally-Ann Roberts was found to be a perfect donor match.

However following her mother's death the TV anchor wrote on the GMA website: 'Today I was supposed to be admitted to the hospital...instead I am here in Mississippi standing proudly with my family as we honor our beloved mother and celebrate her life.

'When I return to NYC and walk through those hospital doors next week momma will be right there with me.'

Lucimarian Roberts, a leader on Mississippi's Gulf Coast for more than 40 years, died on Thursday August 30 at her home in Pass Christian aged 88, the family has not revealed the cause of death.

Robin made a frantic dash to be by her mother's side before she passed away, taking her leave from GMA a day early.

She has vowed to return to her Good Morning America hosting duties following her treatment and bid a temporary farewell to viewers on the ABC morning show last week.

Presenters such as Diane Sawyer, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Walters and Katie Couric will fill in for Ms Roberts while she is away.

 

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Robin, I hope you will keep us informed on how you are doing. I had a bone marrow transplant last November and am doing well. I am praying that you will also. You are strong and God will help you through this. Keep the faith. Will miss you on GMA and look forward to your return. Gerda from Iowa

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dear robin,you are so missed on gma.you are not alone you have an undying love from lots af people who wish you the very best and are awaiting your return to gma.please accept my sincere condolences to you and your family and yes "mamma" and your "dad" will be there with you"holding that hand of yours and guiding you through this phrase of your life". you are so blessed and loved. get well very soon and back to your fan from around the world .from one of your biggest fans and sister under the sun. patsie crockette

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May the road rise to meet you, Robin. You're the best!!!

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It is OK for her to now step back. We the public are not truly close friends or family, just supportive fans. Focus on support from those truly close to you. We will be holding you in our thoughts, but no need to tweet every few minutes.

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Take note NBC...this is how u treat your network family!!!!!

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What a gal. God bless her!

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I've always liked Robin and wish her well.

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You are always in my prayers. Wishing you a speedy recovery. GMA is not the same without your smiling face, please keep on smiling through all you have to endure in the next weeks and God will smile down on you and keep you safe, God bless you. My condolences for the loss of your Mother.

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God bless her, I hope her recovery will go well and this bright shining example of what a women should be(Kris jenner take note) will be back on the air again. Wonderful person!

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Hope the treatment goes well and that you will be back on GMA soon. It's not the same without you, but I will keep watching.

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