Wanda Sykes Kept Breast Cancer & Double Mastectomy A Secret
Posted by on Sep 22, 2011

Wanda Sykes at the Emmys

Wanda Sykes dropped a bombshell during a recent taping for the Ellen DeGeneres show. The comedian revealed that not only did she have breast cancer, but she also had a double mastectomy, reports Gossip Cop.

Apparently, Sykes went in to have a breast reduction back in February 2011, when her doctors discovered the cancer. An audience member told the online publication that Sykes had a double mastectomy in August and was back working and doing stand-up a month later.

Tune into Ellen this Monday, September 26 to see DeGeneres’ interview with Wanda Sykes.  With National Breast Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, it is commendable that Sykes is speaking out about her battle.


- Photo by Bauer Griffin



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