“The Real Housewives of Orange County” star Vicki Gunvalson revealed she went through a secret cancer battle during a recent appearance on Jeff Lewis’ SiriusXM show.
“I had cancer! I just had my whole uterus removed,” Gunvalson told his colleague Bravo star Lewis on the show.
Gunvalson did not elaborate on her health conditions or cancer diagnosis during the interview, and Lewis did not ask further questions.
Former “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge did not push the issue either.
But on Monday, Gunvalson told it Celebuzz! that she “was diagnosed with uterine cancer almost 2 years ago” and confirmed that she shared the news on Lewis’ podcast.
“Because of the diagnosis, I had to undergo a non-elective full hysterectomy. I was lucky to catch it early thanks to always adhering to my annual exam schedule,” she added, urging women to get their annual exams when Gunvalson remarked that she did. have no symptoms.
“I want to move on and not have to address this again. I’m aware of how lucky I am because it was caught before it spread and that the procedure was extremely successful,” Gunvalson continued. “I’m very grateful to everyone who reached out to me and was worried after this news came, but I’m fine now. The lesson here is to always make sure to pay attention to your body, go to your annual doctor visits and take care on your health. “
Gunvalson did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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Later, during her appearance on Lewis’ show, Gunvalson admitted that she was going through a “hard time”.
“I’m going through a tough time right now, I do not need anyone to bring me down,” Gunvalson said.
The reality TV star most likely refers to the end of her two-year engagement to Steve Lodge. Gunvalson revealed that the couple had separated in September.
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“The time has come for Steve and I to move forward or further, and we are …. further,” Gunvalson wrote on Instagram at the time.
“There is nothing wrong with any of them, we are just going in different directions. I wish him the best life has to offer and to be happy and he has wanted the same for me,” she added.
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Lodge and Gunvalson had been engaged in 2019 after dating for three years. The two were to bond together, but postponed their wedding in April 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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