NeNe Leakes and her husband Gregg Leakes had to digest some horrible news in May.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars learned Gregg was suffering from Stage 3 colon cancer six months ago. The scary news was revealed on the season 11 premiere of “RHOA”.
“It was Cinco de Mayo,” she said on Sunday’s episode, according to People. “Gregg was in excruciating pain. Like, I’ve never seen him say, ‘I’m hurting so bad, the pain is so bad in my stomach.’ And finally, he said to me, ‘Take me to the hospital.’”
The couple were informed that Gregg would need emergency surgery to remove his colon. “We just weren’t prepared to hear that,” NeNe said.
“I guess the scariest part about all of this is when we got to the hospital and the doctor saying that we need to do surgery on you tonight or you ain’t going to make it,” Gregg added. “I went over and prayed to God and I told Him, ‘If it’s time, let’s go.’ I don’t fear death, I don’t want to go. If my work here is finished here, take care of them, let’s go.'”
Perhaps the most difficult thing the couple endured was the note Gregg wrote NeNe in case he didn’t make it out of surgery. “I wrote a note to my doctor and I told him to give it to you if I didn’t come out,” a tearful Gregg told the show. “Writing that note was the hardest thing I ever did in my life.”
Fortunately, Gregg came out the other side alive: “You never know what’s in you until you at that door. I never thought I had it in me to fight cancer. Now, I want to beat cancer’s a**.”