“E! News” host Maria Menounos has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, and we’re sending her so much love
This news may be hard to hear first thing on a Monday, but know that everything seems to be okay. E! News host Maria Menounos revealed she was diagnosed with a brain tumor around the same time as her mom was undergoing treatment for advanced brain cancer. We know — it’s just heartbreaking.
Menounos’s doctors discovered her tumor after she started exhibiting unusual symptoms like headaches and light headedness. She recalled to People.com in an exclusive story, “My speech had gotten slurred and I was having difficulty reading the teleprompter [at her job with E! News].” An MRI revealed a tumor that the neurosurgeon believe to be benign.
"I didn’t cry. I actually laughed," she recalled in the same interview. "It’s so surreal and crazy and unbelievable that my mom has a brain tumor — and now I have one too?"
The doctor was right and the tumor was benign. He managed to remove it, and Menounos is recovering well and receiving loving support from her fiancé Keven Undergaro. In fact, her attitude is healthy and positive despite the terrifying ordeal she’s been through.
"My face is still numb. This is something that takes at least a month of healing, but I’m getting stronger and stronger every day and I’ll be back to normal very soon."
We’re sending so much love and support to Menounos as she continues her recovery.
In the same interview, she said how grateful she is that she went to the doctor and “raised the alarm,” noting that women don’t always put themselves first. At the end of the day, maintaining good health is crucial and should always come first. If you’re noticing a something weird or different with your body, it’s always worth getting it checked out by a professional!
Thank you so much for this important reminder, Maria. We’re sending you so many healing vibes as you recover.