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NeNe Leakes gives update on husband’s health

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NeNe and Gregg Leakes (Photo credit: Bang Media)

NeNe Leakes’ husband is home from the hospital after undergoing cancer treatment last month.

The former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star revealed in June that her spouse Gregg Leakes — who was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018 but went into remission — had been battling the disease again and on Thursday, July 29, she pulled out of a planned appearance hosting “The Talk” as she’d received the happy news her partner was being discharged from the medical facility.

When asked why she hadn’t been on the show as advertised, NeNe replied: “I was supposed to be hosting The Talk today. But I got good news that Gregg was coming home after being hospitalized [for] six weeks.”

NeNe may not have expected Gregg to have been in hospital for so long because when she revealed his cancer had returned, 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 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, and her 66-year-old husband is “different.”

Speaking in an Instagram Live with The Jasmine Brand, she added: “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.”

Gregg had gone into remission in May 2019 following treatment.

At the time, NeNe took to Instagram to share a picture of Gregg holding a sign which read: “No cancer found! Praise God…”

She added the caption: “Look at God! We are overjoyed to say, we saw the doctors for the results of Gregg’s Pet Scan he took last week! Test show, wait for It…..WE ARE CANCER FREE!!!”

The couple married in 1997 but divorced in 2011, only to get back together and remarry in 2013.

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Mary Cannon

I am sorry for your husband that is going thoughts cancer,the Bible not only explains why the world is filled with problems but also shares the good news that these problems are temporary and will soon be gone. The Bible promises can give you a future and a hope .(Read Jeremiah 29 : 11,12) Those problems help us to cope with our present problems, to find lasting happiness.


Continuing to pray for Gregg & you Nene. I know it's challenging to see someone you love sick, but continue to keep your trust & faith in the Lord God. He will see you through this battle to victory.


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