After “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes disclosed her husband Gregg Leakes has been diagnosed with cancer, the reality star is setting a few things straight.
NeNe, who had canceled a series of comedy shows last month to be by her husband’s side, received tons of support for her and Gregg after going public with his health battle Wednesday. In May, NeNe said her husband was hospitalized for 15 days straight.
On Thursday, June 14, she posted a message of gratitude on Instagram thanking her RHOA co-stars and fans alike for their prayers and tips for recovery. She also confirmed that Gregg’s cancer had been removed and asked fans if they thought they should begin chemotherapy.
“We have been so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love, support, thoughtfulness & prayers,” she said in a note posted as she accompanied Gregg to his appointments. “Some of you have educated us on cleanses, diets & holistic healthcare. We wouldn’t know some of these things if it wasn’t for the reach we have been blessed to have. So far, Gregg is doing great! He feels good with the exception of not being able to eat a lot. The cancer was removed! Now we have to decide whether we do chemo or not? Would you?”
Leakes also thanked Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Marlo Hampton, Porsha Williams, Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks, Eva Marcille, Shamea Morton, Lisa Wu — and even Kim Zolciak-Biermann “for sending gifts, love and just good ole words of encouragement.”
The stand-up comic added that she and Gregg want to be “as public about this as possible” in hopes of inspiring others who may find themselves in a similar situation. Leakes also noted that her husband of nearly five years doesn’t have prostate cancer.
In the meantime, fans have offered their ideas for Gregg’s treatment.
“Chemo is the worst thing he can do his immune system will be compromised. My husband regrets doing years of chemo. Get on an alkaline water only, vegan diet, oregano oil pills, vitamin C drips, juice juice juice beets, parsley, carrots kale etc. [and] fresh coconut water. We had it shipped from Florida to us and kept a bunch frozen in the freezer. Chemo is a beast.”
“No. I would try the Medicinal first…”
“God led me to take chemo. He kept my system strong because He knew what was best for me. I fought and won my battle against stage 3 breast cancer in 2014-2015. I had cancer BEAT in 10 months with my faith, chemo and radiation and NO STRESS. Sometimes chemo is necessary.”