- NeNe Leakes shared that her husband Gregg is currently in the hospital after his cancer returned.
- “Gregg is so-so,” she added, noting he had surgery. “I’m sure he’ll be home in about a week or so.”
- Gregg was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2018. A year later, NeNe announced he was “cancer free.”
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Former “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes revealed on Monday that her husband, Gregg Leakes, is currently hospitalized after having a surgery in connection to his cancer diagnosis.
“Gregg is so-so,” NeNe said during an Instagram Live with entertainment gossip blog, The Jasmine Brand.
“I’m sure he’ll be home in about a week or so,” she added. “He had to have a surgery. So his cancer did return.”
The reality star said that she’d “love everybody to pray for Gregg. That would be beautiful: Pray for his strength.”
“And pray for me, too,” she added. “It is difficult.”
Insider reached out to reps for NeNe, but didn’t immediately hear back.
The couple, who’ve been married since 1997 despite a two-year divorce in 2011, first shared Gregg’s stage three colon cancer diagnosis on season 11 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” in 2018.
Documenting the journey, the two showed how Gregg’s cancer diagnosis and NeNe’s role as a caretaker had put a strain on their relationship, even causing speculation of divorce.
“It’s very, very hard to be a caretaker,” she expressed to People in a past interview. “People call and they say, ‘How’s Gregg doing?’ and I want to throw the phone and say, ‘How the f— am I doing? I’m going crazy over here.”
In early 2019, Gregg had apologized for his attitude while undergoing chemotherapy, noting: “Cancer will change your life.”
“I’m tired of hurting my wife who is only trying to take good care of me and wants only the best for me too,” he said in a January 2019 Instagram post. “She deserves much more for her hard efforts and tireless hours spent on me.”
By May 2019, NeNe revealed that her husband was “cancer free.”
“We are over joyed 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!!! Yes God!” she wrote on Instagram then.