ABC/”Good Morning America”Tina Knowles Lawson is speaking out publicly for the first time about her ex-husband Mathew Knowles‘ recent announcement that he has cancer.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Lawson said that Knowles, with whom she shares daughters Beyoncé and Solange, is doing well.
“Thank God he [discovered] it very early on, and he is going to be fine,” Lawson sai,d adding a supportive smile. “I’m [calling] it,” she declared.
Knowles told Good Morning America last week that he’d been diagnosed with breast cancer. The music mogul and manager said his first call after his diagnosis was to his family.
“Because this is genetics,” Knowles said. “It also means my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk, even my grandkids have a higher risk. And they handled it like they should. They went and got the test.”
Knowles said he underwent surgery for the cancer at the end of July and is doing “really good.” He said he wanted to open up about his story to denounce the stigma attached to male breast cancer and inspire more men to speak out by “speaking out, letting folks know that you can survive this,” adding, “But it has to be early detection.”
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