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Maria Menounos reveals she's recovering from surgery to remove brain tumour and will be stepping down as E! host

By / Published on Tuesday, 04 Jul 2017 11:03 AM / No Comments / 34 views

Maria Menounos has revealed she is recovering from surgery to remove a brain tumour.

On Monday, the presenter issued an emotional statement on Instagram where she also announced she will be stepping down as host of E! News.

Maria told People Magazine that she was diagnosed with a tumor in April, and is still recovering from the seven-hour surgery that successfully removed almost all of the tumor.

This comes as her mother, Litsa Menounos, is battling brain cancer.

“I want you all to know that I’m ok!” Menounos wrote. “Seriously I’m recovering well and should be as good as new very very soon!”

Maria said that while she does not need further treatments, the same cannot be said for her mum, who appears in the Instagram post.

“Please keep her in your prayers,” she wrote.

Maria Menounos at the 88th Annual Academy Awards

The 39-year-old has been with E! News for the past three years

The presenter asked her fans to keep her mum in their prayers

The rest of the post sees her thank Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where she was treated, and the doctors and nurses who work there.

“I cried like a baby saying goodbye to the amazing nurses who took such good care of me. God bless nurses!” she wrote.

Maria finished the emotional post: “I’ve never been more excited about life. I see so much so clearly. Will share more with all of you soon!”

The 39-year-old has been with E! News for the past three years. Before that, she worked as a correspondent for Access Hollywood and Today, and a co-anchor on Extra.

Thanks to: mirror – US gossip

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