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‘American Idol’ Alum Joanne Borgella Reveals Battle with Cancer

joanneJoanne Borgella, a top 24 contestant from the seventh season of American Idol, revealed she’s battling cancer.

Borgella, who’s also a Wilhemina model, shared the news with her Facebook friends and fans via a short clip showing her in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy.

“It’s been crazy. It’s very unexpected. I’m 31-years-old. I go to the doctor — I’ve gotten checkups,” she stated. “It’s a rare case because it has spread to my chest.”

Borgella was diagnosed two and a half weeks ago with the unnamed cancer but remains optimistic.

“Everything happens for a reason and I believe this was part of my journey in life. And I went through it with my mother and she’s a winner. And I ask everyone to just pray for me, because the power of prayer truly, truly does work.”

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