CNN’s veteran correspondent Christine Amanpour told her viewers on Monday that she has ovarian cancer. As told by Amanpour herself, she recently had a surgery for the cancer and will need to go through chemotherapy for several months.
Amanpour shared the news while hosting her new program for CNN International from London. She began the program with the announcement about her health on Monday, when she returned after a break of four weeks which she took for her diagnosis.
Christine said, “I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it and I’m now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best possible long-term prognosis, and I’m confident.”
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— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) June 14, 2021
Additionally, Christine shone a light on the commonality of the disease among women stating that it affects “millions of women around the world.”
She also urged her viewers to look after themselves. The journalist said, “I’m telling you this in the interest of transparency but in truth really mostly as a shout-out to early diagnosis… to urge women to educate themselves on this disease; to get all the regular screenings and scans that you can; to always listen to your bodies; and of course to ensure that your legitimate medical concerns are not dismissed or diminished.”
Other than that, Christine also gave shout out to her doctors and National Health Service in the UK. She said, “I was fortunate to have health insurance through work and incredible doctors who are treating me in a country underpinned by, of course, the brilliant NHS.”
Amanpour also showed gratitude to her program’s staffers and Bianna Golodryga for filling in on “Amanpour” for the past four weeks.
As Christine shared the news, many people came out to support her and wish her good health and early recovery. Bianna Glodryga tweeted, “@camanpour, you’re not only one of the best journalists in the business, you’re also one of the toughest. Wishing you a speedy and healthy recovery in the weeks ahead. No doubt you’ll end up on top. It’s been a privilege helping you and your extraordinary team.”
CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker also praised Amanpour and wished her a full recovery. He stated, “I want to applaud Christiane Amanpour for her candor, bravery and always working towards the greater good. As a cancer survivor, I too encourage people to listen to their bodies and get all early cancer screenings available to them. From our CNN family, we wish Christiane the very best for a full and speedy recovery.”
CNN’s 63 years old correspondent Christine Amanpour is considered one of the best known journalist world-wide. She is known for being fearless and her fearless reportage about international conflicts.