The entertainment industry is in tears after learning that starlet Beyonce’s father Mathew Knowles is suffering from breast cancer.
During an interview, Mathew revealed he is battling the dreaded disease putting his kids and grandkids at risk of suffering the same fate.
Speaking to ABC, the 67-year-old dad said he grew weary when he spotted a discolouration on his shirts and bed sheets frequently.
Apparently, Mathew’s wife had also noticed a blood stain on their bed over a period of time.
Worried about the blood, Beyonce’s dad decided to visit a specialist and underwent a mammogram after.
His worst fears were confirmed when he was informed about his heartbreaking diagnosis.
“I have four things to be concerned about: prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma and breast cancer,” the pop star’s dad said.
Now, for the rest of his life Mathew has to be alert and undergo tests to make sure the disease is kept at bay.
Mathew who used to be Beyonce’s manager has already undergone an operation and attests to great recovery.
Now, he has a new outlook in life and hopes his experience will push more men to get tested for the disease.
“I learned that the numbers that we have for men on breast cancer are not adequate because we don't have enough men that come forward that take the exam,” Mathew added.
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