News | Entertainment
15 Oct 2019 20:07
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Tina Knowles is confident that her ex-husband Mathew Knowles will "be fine" after he was diagnosed with breast cancer

    Beyonce's father revealed he is battling the disease on the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which runs throughout October, as part of his interview with Michael Strahan on 'Good Morning America' last week


    The former Destiny's Child manager is currently cancer free after having "three lymph nodes” removed and, his former spouse - with whom he also has 33-year-old daughter Solange Knowles - is thankful the cancer was caught early.

    Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', Tina said: "Well, you know, thank God he got it very early on. He is going to be fine."

    Both Beyonce and Solange were tested after their dad found out he was a carrier of the BRCA2 gene and they were later told by doctors they haven't inherited it.

    The pair tested negative for the mutated human tumour suppressor gene, which can put females at a higher risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer.

    Mathew had shared: "I'm grateful to be cancer free. They found this early and they took out three lymph nodes. I'm good. I'm very fortunate. Early detection, that's the key."

    The 67-year-old record ex ecutive - who thinks breast cancer should be called chest cancer to encourage men to check themselves - is planning to have his "other breast" removed next year as a precaution.

    He added: "I'm looking about January time to have the other breast removed just being proactive and reducing the risk."

    Mathew - who also has two young children with his spouse Gena Avery - found out that there is a history of breast cancer in his family.

    He said: "Breast cancer has been prevalent in my family.

    "My mother's sister died of breast cancer, my mother's sister's two and only daughters died of breast cancer and my sister-in-law died in March of breast cancer with three kids - a nine, 11- and a 15-year-old - and my mother-in-law had breast cancer.

    "So breast cancer has been all around me. My wife's mother has breast cancer, too."

    He is currently having more tests to check his overall health as the mutated BRCA2 gene can put men at higher risk of developing prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer and melanoma.

    He explained: "Now what does having a mutation on BRCA2 mean for a man?

    "You have a higher risk of getting breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer or melanoma ... I'm still getting test results back.

    "I got an MRI for pancreatic cancer and my pancreas and liver are fine. My dermatologist removed two moles - both of which came back benign for melanoma. I got an MRI on my prostate a week ago, but we're still waiting on the results.”

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     15 Oct: David Harbour says acting is his "lifeline" when it comes to managing his bipolar disorder
     15 Oct: Kendra Wilkinson is "definitely" not dating anyone
     15 Oct: Jennifer Aniston says she and her 'Friends' co-stars are "always" thinking about ways they could work together
     15 Oct: Julianne Hough is mourning the loss of both of her dogs
     15 Oct: Luke Perry's daughter shared a sweet memory of her father on what would have been his 53rd birthday (11.10.19)
     15 Oct: Shay Mitchell has created a music video for the 'Baby Mama Dance' she's been performing in a bid to coax labour
     15 Oct: Drake has marked his son Adonis' second birthday
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Welshman Nigel Owens will be the man with the whistle during the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland on Saturday More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Auckland ferry company Fullers says Waiheke services will cost more because they're increasing the number of trips More...



     Today's News

    Politics:
    Papua New Guinea letter to PM alleges over a million dollars missing in APEC summit funds 20:07

    Entertainment:
    David Harbour says acting is his "lifeline" when it comes to managing his bipolar disorder 19:52

    Entertainment:
    Kendra Wilkinson is "definitely" not dating anyone 19:22

    Business:
    Auckland ferry company Fullers says Waiheke services will cost more because they're increasing the number of trips 18:57

    Entertainment:
    Jennifer Aniston says she and her 'Friends' co-stars are "always" thinking about ways they could work together 18:52

    Rugby:
    Welshman Nigel Owens will be the man with the whistle during the All Blacks' Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland on Saturday 18:37

    Entertainment:
    Julianne Hough is mourning the loss of both of her dogs 18:22

    Netball:
    Silver Ferns coach Noelene Taurua has taken a moment to praise her Australian opposite 18:07

    Entertainment:
    Luke Perry's daughter shared a sweet memory of her father on what would have been his 53rd birthday (11.10.19) 17:52

    Law and Order:
    Rachelle Bergeron, Acting Attorney-General of Yap in Federated States of Micronesia, gunned down 17:47


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd