Robin Roberts' Holiday Message to Viewers

Diane, Chris, Sam and I just finshed taping our Christmas show and I am heading off to my sixth chemotherapy treatment. After this one I will only have two left to go!

You have been there with me and for me every step of the way. I am humbled by your concern and compassion.

I wanted to let you know that I have decided to take off the remainder of this year to allow my body time to heal and rest. I'm doing well and looking forward to spending this time with my family and loved ones.

Thank you again for your cards, letters, gifts and prayers. I also appreciate your many e-mails. Your warm, thoughtful words have brought me much comfort. Especially what many of you said after I shaved my hair. Y'all sure know how to make a bald girl feel good!

I look forward to doing what I can to start your day with a smile in 2008.