Witney Carsonthe star of “Dancing with the stars‘ has admitted to hiding her cancer diagnosis.
Dancing with the stars: Witney Carson recalls hiding her cancer diagnosis from the show – ‘I wanted people to think I was perfectly healthy’
The setback happened in 2014 when the professional dancer made her first appearance on the show. Before the debut could take place, however, Witney discovered she had been diagnosed with melanoma. This is a type of skin cancer that causes cells to grow abnormally.
As such, Witney had no choice but to undergo surgery twice to remove the cancer. Instead of opening up about it, she kept it a secret so it wouldn’t hurt her career.
In conversation with persons magazine, Witney said: “I’m supposed to be doing everything right to be an athlete, so I was embarrassed to say, ‘Yes, I had, I was sick. I was literally sick.’ The producers didn’t know.
“My partner [Cody Simpson] did not know. I wanted people to think I was perfectly healthy.” And by the looks of it, things were indeed very serious. It turns out that Witney had to have her skin removed near a mole that had developed on her foot.
Not only that, her Lymph nodes also had to be removed from her left hip because the cancer started to develop very quickly. And yet the star appeared to have defied conventional medical advice as she continued to push the show, though perhaps it would have been better to have taken some time off to recuperate.
Whitney added: “I just chose to do it anyway because how could I not? It’s my dream. So I go, I do the whole routine. I say, ‘My foot feels so sweaty. i’m so sweaty This is so weird’ and I looked down and my white tennis shoe was just covered in blood, just covered in blood.”
Thankfully, Witney has no more regrets. So there you have it folks. What did you think? Do let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. If you enjoyed this article, check out our other features on the Daily soap dish.
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