Posted: 2:58 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013
Singer Anastacia has revealed Tuesday that she underwent a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
“In light of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I wanted to take the opportunity to support a cause particularly close to my heart. I was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time earlier this year and am currently in the final stages of recovery after undergoing a double mastectomy. It has been an intense journey but I am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter” the I’m Outta Love singer released in a statement.
The 45-year-old is not alone in celebrities who have undergone the procedure. Angelina Jolie, Christina Applegate and Sharon Osbourne have all underwent double mastectomies and are bringing to spotlight to women who are battling breast cancer and ones who carry the gene that makes them likely to develop it in their lifetimes.
Congratulations to Anastacia for her brave announcement.