Next for Robin Roberts: A Memoir of Her Life-Threatening Illness

by | May 22, 2013 at 11:16 AM | Good Morning America, TV News

Robin Roberts, seen earlier this month on "Good Morning America" (Photo: ABC)

Brave Robin Roberts will tell the full story of her battle against a rare blood and bone marrow disease in a memoir to be released next spring, reports the Hollywood Reporter here.

Roberts, 52, will write the book under a deal announced Wednesday by New York-based Grand Central Publishing.

It will chronicle her battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood disease for which she underwent a risky, grueling bone-marrow transplant last September. The illness and debilitating treatment kept her off of ABC’s “Good Morning America” until this past February.

She has been on the show in her role as co-host ever since, even while exhibiting some visible weakness in the time she has been back on the show. Of course, her illness and treatment were well-chronicled on “GMA” and ABC ever since she was first diagnosed last year.

In fact, one ABC News report, titled “Robin’s Journey,” won a prestigious Peabody Award in New York just last week.