Deleting the individual message does not erase the bug. If you try to do try to delete the message, you will receive the same error and can crash your Skype entirely. To fix this unpleasant bug for good on your desktop application, all you need to do is head over to the Skype website and download the latest version.
If you were sent this message through your smartphone, just go to your app store type in "Skype" in the search bar and update the app to the newest version.
You don't need to worry about uninstalling or deleting your current version. This update replaces the bugged version and your Skype should be up and running in no time. Catching up with far-away family can resume and you won't have to worry about what to do if you get sent the bug again. You are now completely protected!