Prayers Up: RHOA’S Nene Leakes Announces Husband, Greg, Diagnosed With Cancer
Sad news to report today family. We’re sending uplifting, positive energy to Greg Leakes, the husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star, Nene Leakes. Nene has just announced that her 63 year old husband is battling cancer. She shared a photo of Greg sitting in a doctor’s office chair, with his arms folded, in front of a computer that had the word “cancer” with a red line drawn through it on the screen.
In her photo caption, Nene (50) wrote, “Our New Normal and the fight begins,” giving a confident and hopeful message in the midst of her husband’s painful diagnosis. She also tagged her photo with the hashtags, “#F**kCancer,” “#YouGotThis” and “#ILoveYou.”
Although Nene didn’t go into detail about the stage, nor type of cancer Greg has been diagnosed with, she did reveal that he’s in one of the best cancer treatment facilities in America. In her post, she shared that Greg was apparently receiving treatment at MD Anderson Cancer Center, located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. MD Anderson has a top ranking as one of the most astounding cancer treatment facilities ever, so it’s encouraging to at least know that Greg is in good hands.
This heartbreaking news comes just weeks after Nene had to cancel several of her comedy shows in May, due to Greg’s unexpected extended stay in a hospital. In a heartfelt online video message to her fans at that time, Nene apologized for canceling her shows, but explained why it was the best decision for herself, her fans and Greg.
“Today marks the 15th day straight that Gregg has been in the hospital,” Nene stated in a video posted to Instagram. “I find it very difficult to stand on stage and laugh and have a good time and give you guys your money’s worth knowing that my husband is in the hospital not feeling well.”
At that time, she didn’t mention the cause of his health problems, but clearly, Greg’s health was top priority and understandably so.
Nene and Greg Leakes have been married for over 20 years and have a 22 year old son, Brentt, together (Nene also has an older son, Bryson from a previous relationship). Greg is very close to his son, whom he plans to share many more years of his life with. Therefore, Greg Leakes has a LOT to fight for and from the sounds of Nene’s IG announcement, the brotha plans to do exactly that. We’re sending Greg well wishes and good energy at this time…stay strong man.