Toni Braxton hopped Dancing With the Stars finale to have benign tumour removed

December 11th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI  

New York, December 11 (ANI): Toni Braxton hopped the final moments of the Dancing With the Stars as she was recovering after having had a tumour removed from her breast.

The singer, who twirled and twisted with partner Alex Mazo on the dance reality show, had found the lump in August in a routine check up but was given the green chit by the doctor to compete in the show.

The six-time Grammy Award-winner, however, returned to the clinic after having been eliminated on October 20 only to find that the lump had grown bigger after which she had been operated upon.

I was worried about what they would find. But it was benign, the New York Daily News quoted her as telling Us Weekly.

“[The lump] was definitely still there and bigger,” she added.

The Un-break My Heart hit maker, whose her family had a history of the life-threatening disease, further revealed that she thought herself to be lucky.

She said: “We have family history. My grandmother on my dad’’s side died of breast cancer, and I have aunts on both sides that have breast cancer.”

“I was very fortunate. Cancer knows no race, no creed, no colour.” (ANI)

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