Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – “Dancing With the Stars” host Brooke Burke has revealed Thursday that he has thyroid cancer and will to undergo thyroidectomy.
In a video posted on ModernMom’s YouTube channel, Burke said, “I’m going to have a have a nice big scar right here across my neck,” as she traced a finger through a part of her throat. “And I don’t get to just walk around and pretend like nothing happened or not follow up or not share it because it’s going to be pretty much dead center.”
The news comes months after she revealed to have gotten a biopsy in July, something she said she should have gotten way earlier. She said at the time, “why the hell didn’t I check this eight months ago when my internist told me to? Too busy, I guess, which today feels like an irresponsible, stupid and lame excuse.”
Meanwhile, the 41-year-old mother of four keeps an optimistic outlook on things, saying, I’m just going to make a positive out of this negative thing. I’m going to be a really good patient, and I’m going to do everything that I need to do. I’ve booked my surgery.”
“I’m ready to deal with it, and I’m going to be fine. I feel really, really strong. Doctors say this is a ‘good’ kind of cancer to have. …My doctor did tell me this is a happily ever after ending kind of thing,” she added.
Following her news, Burke turned to Twitter saying, “I was scared to get on twitter and hear what people are saying…..now I can breathe easy. Thank you for the support. “
She adds, “Sharing the news is freeing but scary too. Cancer sounds awful, but I’m doing everything necessary & I feel positive.”
Burke has been previously diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a non-functioning thyroid, in May. Despite diagnosis, Burke’s representative says her work schedule will not be affected.