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'RHOA' Alum NeNe Leakes Shares That Husband Gregg Leakes's Cancer Has Returned

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Jun. 29 2021, Updated 10:53 a.m. ET

It goes without saying that any Real Housewives show is supposed to be filled with drama. Drama is to be expected in some manner in any reality show. But Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta had drama that no one ever wants to see. Fans were left heartbroken for NeNe Leakes when she shared that her husband had been diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.

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In late 2018, Gregg underwent surgery and was told that he was cancer-free. NeNe also shared the good news with fans via social media. However, it looks like his cancer has returned. Let's take a look at NeNe Leakes's husband Gregg's health update.

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NeNe Leakes shares that her husband Gregg's cancer has returned.

If you've been keeping up with the Leakeses, then you know that they've been through various ups and downs over the last few years. And while NeNe has always made it a point to be open with fans, she is now sharing some devastating news in regard to Gregg's health update.

In a June 28, 2021, interview with The Jasmine Brand, NeNe shared that Gregg's cancer has returned and he is in the hospital recovering. The site reports that Gregg underwent another surgery and is expected to be released from the hospital after 10 days.

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"It's difficult," NeNe told the outlet. She also added the Gregg is "different." 

"He's super small," NeNe said. "If you've ever been around somebody who's had cancer before, he's different. He's different."

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In May 2019, NeNe Leakes shared that Gregg's cancer went into complete remission.

The news of Gregg's cancer returning is painful, especially since he was told that he was cancer-free after a year-long battle. So, it's been quite a long journey for the Leakes family.

Back in June 2018, NeNe shared an Instagram post saying that Gregg had been diagnosed with cancer, following a 16-day hospital stay in May. She also confirmed it in a confessional in Season 11 of RHOA

Gregg underwent surgery in late 2018 and was told that, through imaging tests, they found no evidence of cancer remaining. Gregg ultimately decided, against his doctor's wishes, not to undergo chemotherapy following the surgery, saying, "If the cancer was more active, I would entertain chemo a lot quicker." 

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Gregg and NeNe Leakes
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He remained cancer-free without the chemo and NeNe confirmed it in an Instagram post in May. Although the cancer was gone, the fight was not over yet as Gregg had one final surgery scheduled in June. 

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His last surgery was good news as it was to take out his port, which is a small tube placed under a cancer patient's skin used to draw blood or give treatments. Considering his doctor was giving him the go-ahead to remove this important treatment device, it seemed safe to say that Gregg was definitely doing better.

NeNe and Gregg Leakes
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The news of Gregg's latest health update is heartbreaking indeed, but one thing Gregg has shown is that he's a fighter. Gregg has beaten colon cancer once, and we hope that he can do so again.

We would like to extend our best wishes to Gregg and NeNe. Hopefully, he has a speedy recovery.

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