A few weeks ago, NeNe Leakes of the Real Housewives of Atlanta shared with fans that her husband Gregg had been battling an illness, but didn’t fully disclose what was going on. Now she has revealed that Gregg has been diagnosed with cancer.
NeNe took to Instagram Wednesday to share a photo of Gregg at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston showing him sitting next to a computer with the word “cancer” crossed out on the screen. “Our New Normal and the fight begins #f–kcancer,” she captioned the photo, along with the hashtags “#yougotthis” and “#iloveyou.”
Last month, NeNe canceled a string of appearances after announcing that Gregg had been in the hospital for over two weeks.
She said in an Instagram video message to her fans on May 21st: “Today marks the 15th day straight that Gregg has been in the hospital. 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’s in the hospital not feeling well.”
NeNe added: “He has said to me over and over again, ‘Go on, go out there, have a good time, do the show, I’m gonna be fine,’ but I find it mentally very hard for me to do. Gregg will be out of the hospital this week, he will be stronger, he will be better and we will be out here doing this show again in no time.”
Gregg returned home on May 23rd after 16 days in the hospital.
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After 16days my hubby, my rock, my best friend @greggleakes returns to the Leakes household! This has been really hard on us, our children, family and closet friends. He has a long road ahead but God is good and life is precious! WON’T HE DO IT? Come on somebodyyyyyy🙌🏾 #lifeoftheleakes
“After 16days my hubby, my rock, my best friend @greggleakes returns to the Leakes household!” NeNe captioned an IG photo of Gregg. “This has been really hard on us, our children, family and closest friends. He has a long road ahead but God is good and life is precious! WON’T HE DO IT?”
Fortunately for NeNe and Gregg, they have the support of friends and close family to help them get through this difficult time.
NeNe recently took to Instagram to show some of the gifts that “Housewives” producer Andy Cohen sent to Gregg. “Gregg will be reading for a while because @bravoandy sent him a library,” she captioned a photo showing the books Cohen sent. “Thank you Andy! We really appreciate your love and thoughtfulness #ontheroadtorecovery.”
Leakes also shared a photo of the gift her RHOA co-star Cynthia Bailey sent to Gregg.
“My sis @cynthiabailey10 sent Gregg some of her good smelling relaxing candles! Imma use these We Thank you Bailey and love you #greggontheroadtorecovery,” she captioned a photo of the candles.
RHOA “friend” Marlo Hampton also sent Gregg a gift—a gold embroidered Bible from Neiman Marcus.
NeNe documented Gregg’s hospital visit in an Instagram Live video Wednesday.