Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Erin Andrews Discloses Cancer Battle

Erin Andrews, the FOX Sports broadcaster, who has become a sideline staple on NFL Sundays, revealed to MMQB.com she was diagnosed in late September following a routine checkup last June.

While in a meeting with colleagues ahead of the Giants’ Week 3 showdown with the Redskins at MetLife, Andrews received a phone call from her doctor confirming it was cancer.

“When you hear the word cancer, you fear the worst,” said Andrews’ father, Steve. “When it’s your child, you think to yourself, you think, ‘God: Take me, not her.’ She has been through enough. She is just getting her life back.”

That’s a reference to Andrews’ other terrifying ordeal: a stalker who followed her to hotel rooms and recorded nude footage of her, later leaked online, through the peephole. Michael David Barrett went to jail, and Andrews eventually settled with the hotel operator after being awarded $55 million in a civil lawsuit in March.

Now this. But Andrews was back in the grind 48 hours after her surgery, according to the NY Post.

“Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that,” Andrews told the website. “But just as I felt during my trial, sports were my escape. I needed to be with my crew.”

She faced another procedure on Nov. 1, less than a month after her first. Nearly two weeks later, she received the phone call she had been waiting for: She was in the clear.

Andrews will cover the Super Bowl on Feb. 5, and she got her happy ending with longtime boyfriend Jarret Stoll, a former NHL player, in the form of a holiday engagement.

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