Al Roker is recovering at home after undergoing surgery to remove his prostate following his cancer diagnosis.

The popular U.S. weatherman took to Twitter on Thursday to update fans on his progress, writing: "Relieved to let you all know that my #prostatecancer surgery is done and back home. A big shoutout to everyone at the #josierobertsonsurgerycenter and appreciate all the thoughts and wishes from our viewers and the wonderful care packages from my co-workers."

Roker, 66, went public with his health battle on the Today show last week, telling viewers that the cancer is "a little aggressive" so he would be "taking some time off to take care of this".

Roker wanted fans to know he is not terminally ill and his cancer has not spread to other parts of his body.

"I don't want people thinking, 'Poor Al' because I'm going to be OK," he said.