‘GMA’ Michael Strahan Still MIA, What’s Wrong?

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Michael Strahan has not returned to Good Morning America this week and remains absent from the show. He and Robin Roberts both missed time last week. Strahan is still gone, and now fans are getting worried. With some recent comments Strahan has made, some fans wonder how long he will remain on TV.

Here is what we know about Strahan’s absence.

Michael Strahan Still Absent For Second Week On GMA

Michael Strahan was missing again this week on Good Morning America. Rebecca Jarvis replaced him on Tuesday. This is the second week in a row he has missed the morning talk show. The former NFL star hasn’t been in the studio or appeared in a broadcast since Friday, June 21. His absence was never mentioned by the other hosts.

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Strahan also missed episodes in early June when his daughter, Isabella Strahan, had her final chemotherapy sessions. The time off then was to spend with is daughter. She received a brain tumor diagnosis in October 2023 and has undergone three craniotomies and four rounds of chemo.

Strahan was there when she finished the last round of chemo. He watched happily as she rang the bell three times to show she was leaving treatment. While Strahan hasn’t mentioned his absence from the show, it is possible he just wants to spend more time with his family, particularly Isabella. She plans to go back to college this fall at USC.

Is Michael Strahan Leaving Good Morning America?

This long absence comes as many fans wonder if Michael Strahan is considering retiring from his role on TV’s GMA. Strahan spent the first half of his life playing football, a job that consumes a person’s life. Since then, he has worked on TV on both GMA and the game show Pyramid.


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However, it sounds like he is tired of it. He said, “I like company, I like vacations. I’m at the point in life when I just want to enjoy it. I don’t want to work forever, I want to enjoy life at some point.”

With his daughter fighting cancer, it sounds like Strahan is starting to prioritize his life and goals. “I want a life where there’s some freedom at some point,” he said. “I’ll be off TV before a lot of people are sick of me being on TV.” It doesn’t sound like he plans to do it soon, but with his recent absence, he might be considering it more and more every day.

Do you miss Michael Strahan on Good Morning America? Do you think he is just taking time off for his family, or do you think he might be leaving the show soon? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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