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Fake News: NOT Sad News, Robin Roberts Does NOT Painfully Reveal Her Breast Cancer Has Return.

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Mon, 16 Dec 2019 00:00:37 Z)

Did Robin Robins recently reveal her breast cancer has returned? No, that's not true: The host of ABC's "Good Morning, America" beat breast cancer in 2007 and it has not returned. She also fought and won another cancer battle with a bone marrow transplant in 2012. She has not made any new revelations of health issues.

The claim originated from a video posted on the World of Stars YouTube channel on December 15, 2019 titled "Sad News, Robin Roberts Painfully Reveals Her Breast Cancer Has Return." (archived here) which opened:

Robin René Roberts is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's Good Morning America. After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years (1990-2005). She became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005. Her treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome was chronicled on the program, which earned a 2012 Peabody Award for the coverage.

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Sad News, Robin Roberts Painfully Reveals Her Breast Cancer Has Return.

Robin René Roberts is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's Good Morning America. After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years (1990-2005). She became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005. Her treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome was chronicled on the program, which earned a 2012 Peabody Award for the coverage. ★ Click to SUBSCRIBE for more awesome! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqOmJO0ptmmHrsOnR3oPtTA ★ Thank you for stopping by the channel! If you enjoyed, I try to do videos every day! Check us out at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqOmJO0ptmmHrsOnR3oPtTA

While the headline claimed there had been a new sad revelation of breast cancer, the actual video does not include the claim. It is simply a female voice reading a section of Roberts' Wikipedia page.

Roberts announced that she had been diagosed with breast cancer on August 3, 2007. She fought a second battle with cancer in 2012 when she underwent a bone marrow transplant to treat myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS, a rare blood disorder. Roberts celebrated five years of being cancer free in 2017:

Roberts has not been diagnosed with a return of cancer. The video is false, using a click bait headline to make money by tricking you into clicking.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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