Daymond John is opening up about his very personal health scare after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer and seeking treatment.
During an interview on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, the 48-year-old “Shark Tank” star reveals that doctors previously discovered a mass on his thyroid. “I had an extensive physical and they discovered there was a nodule on my thyroid,” John reveals to host Robin Roberts. “They removed it and it was stage 2 cancer on my thyroid.”
“I didn’t skip a beat,” the author and motivational speaker says. “I got some early detection and I understood that I had a challenge and if I attack it now, then I wouldn’t let it attack me. I had that removed. I didn’t miss anything. I was out partying and dancing two days later… not that I should of.”
He goes on, “I wanted to share this information with people because what would I have went through if I decided to just stick my head in the sand and go, ‘You know what, I’m not going to check into stuff. If it happens it happens to everybody else.’ I would have really had some big problems down the road.”
When asked about his current condition, John says, “I am absolutely great. You know, I have to monitor it for the rest of my life. I have another half of my thyroid still in, and in the event that it comes back I’ll be able to fight it.”