Erin Andrews cervical cancer is in news recently. She is one of the most popular broadcasters in sports. Little did fans know that the 38-year-old kept her cancer diagnosis a secret. She recently revealed this news, saying how the diagnosis occurred months after her painful legal battle over a stalking lawsuit.
Andrews hid her diagnosis from her friends and colleagues at Fox and Dancing With The Stars. Today, she emerges stronger than ever. Find out how the tough journo finished strong in what she had to deal with at late.
Erin Andrews cervical cancer diagnosis was kept secret
ET Online reports that Andrews opened up for the first time about keeping it a secret when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last September.
“Throughout my career, all I’ve ever wanted is to just fit in. That I had this extra baggage with the scandal, I didn’t want to be any different. I felt that way about being sick too,” she poignantly recalled. So, that was when she kept everything a secret. She did not want the players or the coaches to look at her differently.
A few weeks after her diagnosis, she missed two episodes of DWTS and told colleagues it was due to a death in the family. While that was only “part” of the reason, the bulk of it was because she was getting ready for her surgery that was schedule in mid-October. Andrews remained dedicated to her craft, even telling her doctor how she refused to miss a football game, saying it was Fox’s year to host the Super Bowl.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) January 24, 2017
Erin Andrews’ story seeks to empower and inspire
Andrews’ life story thus far involved a number of challenges she bravely went through. After the stalking lawsuit was resolved in court, many people looked up to her for keeping the faith and believing in herself after she was diagnosed with the dreaded disease.
MMQB reports that two days after her surgery, she was on a red-eye from Los Angeles to Green Bay. She filmed a feature with Packers wideout Jordy Nelson on Friday and even worked the sideline of the Packers-Cowboys game afterwards.
“Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that,” Andrews says. “But just as I felt during my trial, sports were my escape. I needed to be with my crew.”
“After the trial everyone kept telling me, ‘You’re so strong, for going through all of this, for holding down a job in football, for being the only woman on the crew,'” she said. “Finally I got to the point where I believed it too. ‘Hey, I have cancer, but dammit, I am strong, and I can do this.'”
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) January 24, 2017