Celebrity News November 09, 2012
Brooke Burke's Cancer Battle: Tom Bergeron Offers 'Love and Support'
“Dancing with the Stars” co-host Brooke Burke is facing thyroid cancer, but not without the support of family and friends, including Tom Bergeron.
"She knows my love and support are with her," Bergeron said on “The Talk.”
Tom also revealed that he's known of his “DWTS” co-host's diagnosis for a few months. "I told her at the time she first told me that I've had experience with this in my family," he said. “You never want to hear the word 'cancer,' but thyroid cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. It has an incredibly high success rate."
The mother of four, who wed actor David Charvet in 2011, went public with the news on Thursday via a personal video. Although the illness has thrown her for a loop, the TV personality said she's “going to make a positive out of this negative thing.”
According to Bergeron, Brooke is worried about scarring, but he explained, "In the hands of a very good surgeon, as I'm sure she has one, the scar doesn't necessarily have to be that visible."
On Friday, Brooke tweeted, "Morning. Wow, some news coverage yesterday. I'm feeling good. The C word sounds worse & scarier than it really feels." Watch her emotional video.
For more information, visit Thyroid.org.