Evelyn Lozada, Chad Johnson divorce: Robin Roberts cancels exclusive interview due to health

Robin Roberts backed out of an exclusive interview with Chad Johnson's estranged wife Evelyn Lozada earlier this month because of her health crisis, reports TMZ.

According to TMZ, Lozado agreed to sit down with Roberts on "Good Morning America" to discuss her divorce, and domestic violence incident with Johnson.

The interview was set for this week, but hit a snag when Lozada asked Robin to tape the segment at her hotel ... since Evelyn wanted a private setting for such a serious conversation.

Roberts is being treated for her blood disorder, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS).

This week, Lozada is being blamed by former NFL star Warren Sapp for her divorce with Johnson, the Examiner reports.

According to the report, Sapp claims Lozada instigated the fight with Chad Johnson that ultimately led to his release from the Miami Dolphins.

To read the full Examiner report, click here .

Although the pair were set to be featured in a spinoff reality series called "Ev and Ocho," which was expected to highlight their wedding preparations and the event itself, VH1 has reconsidered plans to air the program following allegations of domestic violence.

The Caribbean nation of St. Maarten also wants Johnson and Lozada to pay them back for covering their "over-the-top" wedding in exchange for publicity, according to Fox News.

Former Miami Dolphins player Johnson was arrested on a domestic violence charge, and was released after posting a $2,500 bond. The football star's been accused of head-butting Lozada when the pair got into an argument over a receipt for a box of condoms.

According to a report from "The Hollywood Gossip", Lozadaisn't planning on going public with her side of the story for a while, and has avoided Twitter. She has also canceled all of her book tours and appearances.

As a result of the situation, VH1 tells CNN in a statement that "due to the unfortunate events over the weekend and the seriousness of the allegations, VH1 is pulling the series 'Ev and Ocho' from its schedule and has no current plans of airing it."

The eight-part reality series was scheduled to debut in September.

CNN's Jane Caffrey contributed to this report.


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