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Robin Roberts Sheds Her Wig And Shines On "Good Morning America"

04/30/2008 05:12 am 05:12:01 | Updated May 25, 2011

The New York Post's Michael Starr writes about Robin Roberts' shedding her wig on yesterday's "Good Morning America." Roberts, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall and has completed chemotherapy and radiation, walked the runway without her wig in February as part of GMA's "I Dare You" series, but yesterday was the first time she took her wig off on the set. Starr writes:

For the past six months you've turned on your TV in the morning and have seen me wearing a wig," Roberts said, flanked by Diane Sawyer, Sam Champion and Chris Cuomo.

"I never wanted my appearance to distract from my job of bringing you the news of the day," she said.

"But I knew when my chemo treatments ended in January, my hair would slowly start to grow back.

"I've taken my cue from people here and from viewers, especially [cancer] survivors . . . who said, 'When it's time to literally flip your wig, you'll know,' " Roberts said. "I am not my hair," she said, quoting from the song by India.Arie. "I am the soul that lies within and that's it - no more wig. That's it." Roberts will auction her wig to raise money for a charity that helps "those who don't have insurance and can't afford this."

Read the entire New York Post report here or watch the video of Robin below:

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