Where Is Michael Strahan on ‘GMA’? The Personal Reason Behind His Absence

Michael Strahan is a familiar face on Good Morning America, and his fans love tuning in to the ABC morning show to watch him report on the latest stories while showing off his fun side with his fellow co-anchors and celebrity guests.

While the former NFL star has been known to take breaks from being on the air, fans were left concerned when he didn't appear on GMA on Monday morning alongside Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos. As Michael's spot on daytime TV was replaced by longtime contributor Rebecca Jarvis, viewers watched as she kept up alongside Robin and George while talking about a number of subjects, including the ads airing during the 2024 Super Bowl.

Given the timeframe of Michael's absence, folks are curious to know where he is and why he's missing from GMA. Well, he's on hiatus for a very important reason, and it involves one of his children.

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Where is Michael Strahan on Good Morning America?

According to The U.S. Sun, Michael is not on GMA in order to support his daughter Isabella while she undergoes chemotherapy for medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor that can be found the cerebellum near the base of the skull. The duo first shared the news of Isabella's condition in January on GMA, with Michael telling Robin (who is also a cancer survivor) he stepped away from the show in October after learning his daughter's diagnosis earlier that month.

"I literally think that, in a lot of ways, I'm the luckiest man in the world, because I've got an amazing daughter," he shared with emotion. "I know she's going through it, but I know that we're never given more than we can handle and that she is going to crush this."

While Michael hasn't officially spoken out on his reason behind his absence, Isabella has been documenting her journey with folks via her YouTube channel. Posting a vlog about the start of her treatment at the Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center in Durham, North Carolina, she documented one of the first steps of the next phase of her health journey.

"Getting my port placed today, which is a device that goes on your chest for administering chemo, getting my blood drawn, all that fun stuff," she captioned the video on YouTube on February 7.

Fans and survivors alike were quick to share their support for Isabella amid her treatment.

"You are such a beautiful soul. Thank you for sharing your journey with us," one person wrote. "Thank you for sharing Isabella. You are a beautiful light and inspiration. Blessings to you and your beautiful family. Keep smiling and powering through. You are doing great! ❤️," another agreed. "Cancer survivor here... I know it's so very scary. Sending you love and a huge virtual hug. May the universe fill you with strength," a different follower added.

We're sending all the prayers and hope everything goes well for Michael and Isabella.

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