On the season premiere of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” NeNe Leakes confirmed that her husband has stage 3 colon cancer.
The couple went public about the issue in June. However, they were able to recount the fateful moment leading up to the horrendous news.
NeNe says that it was during Cinco de Mayo that her husband Gregg was experience excruciating pain. He was telling her that his stomach was hurting him really bad and for her to take him to the hospital.
It was at the hospital that Gregg, 63, learned of his diagnosis. NeNe says that they were not ready for the news.
She says that the scariest part of the situation was going to the hospital. Then, finding out that her husband was going to need surgery right then and there.
NeNe says she went over to her husband and began to pray.
Gregg says that he does not fear death and that if it is his time to go then he is ready.
On Sunday’s episode, they were speaking to a prayer group. Gregg shared that he wrote a letter for his wife in case he did not survive his fight with cancer.
He says that writing the note was the hardest thing he’s ever had to do in his life. Gregg says that he never thought he had it in him to fight cancer. Now, though, he says he’s ready.
Previously speaking about her husband’s cancer diagnosis, NeNe said that she was feeling isolated. She says that at times she feels lost and alone and as though she’s on a mental roller coaster. They are both trying to work through this challenging time in their life/ However, through the grace of God, they know that they will overcome this battle. She also notes that this problematic situation has made them come closer as husband and wife.