Robin Roberts is revealing that her partner of almost two decades, Amber Laign, has suspended her breast cancer treatment temporarily.
The "Good Morning America" icon told Entertainment Tonight that the decision was made because of "complications with the chemotherapy."
"They're working it out. We're gonna figure it out. The prognosis is still very good," Robin said. "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."
Amber was diagnosed with breast cancer around the end of 2021 and underwent surgery shortly thereafter.
Coincidentally, Robin has already been through her own cancer journey, having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in 2012. Amber was there to support Robin through it all.
While promoting her new book "Brighter by the Day," Robin reflected on Amber's situation.
"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 don't 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?' 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?'"