NeNe Leakes‘ husband, Gregg Leakes is home from the hospital after undergoing chemotherapy treatment for stage 3 colon cancer last month.
The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star revealed in June that her beloved spouse Gregg Leakes – who was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018 – was battling cancer again.
On Thursday, NeNe pulled out of a planned appearance hosting “The Talk” after receiving the happy news that her life partner was being discharged from the hospital near Atlanta.
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Asked why she hadn’t been on the show as planned, NeNe replied:
“I was suppose to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized 6 weeks.”
She explained he’d undergone a similar surgical procedure in the past and spent just over two weeks as an inpatient.
She said at the time:
“He’s in the hospital. He’s been in the hospital, tomorrow it’ll be a week.
“I’m sure he’ll be home in about a week or so. He had to have a surgery, (because) his cancer did return. He’s had this surgery before and he was in the hospital for about 15 days.”
The 53-year-old reality star admitted it is a “difficult” time for her, and her 66-year-old husband is battling a debilitating wasting syndrome called cachexia.
Cachexia is characterized by significant muscle loss, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, poor appetite, and decreased quality of life.
Weight loss and muscle loss caused by cachexia can not be regained.
Speaking in an Instagram Live with The Jasmine Brand, NeNe said:
“He’s super small. If you’ve ever been around somebody who’s had cancer before, he’s different. He’s different.
“I’d love for everybody to pray for Gregg, that would be beautiful. Pray for his strength. And pray for me, too.”
The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011, only to get back together and re-marry in 2013.