Maria Menounos has issued a statement that she will be stepping down from “E! News”, where she has worked for the past three years, after she recovered from a 7-hour surgery to remove a brain tumor doctors had recently discovered.
Strangely enough, Maria’s mother, Litsa Menounos, is also currently battling brain cancer, though her struggle is far from over.
Maria Menounos assured her fans on Instagram that she was fully recovered, insisting that “I want you all to know that I’m ok! Seriously I’m recovering well and should be as good as new very very soon!”
She also reminded her audience to keep her mother, who was featured in the Instagram post, in their prayers.
The former E! host went on to express many thanks and gratitude to the medical staff that had taken care of her at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Menounos’ diagnosis was made in April. The recent surgery removed almost the entire tumor. You can see the Instagram post in which she opened up about her surgery, her mother’s condition, and her experience in Cedars-Sinai below.
First I wanna say thank you all for the well wishes, prayers and support. It's been a crazy time here in our home. I want you all to know that I'm ok! Seriously I'm recovering well and should be as good as new very very soon! Luckily I don't need any further treatments but I can't say the same about my mom. So please keep her in your prayers. I also want to thank @people for allowing me to share my story. @juliejordanc & @mrjesscagle THANK YOU' Next-I need to thank everyone at @cedarssinai everyone there has been amazing. Most people want to rush out of the hospital to get home I kept saying I've never been treated kinder. I cried like a baby saying goodbye to the amazing nurses who took such good care of me. God bless nurses! I of course need to thank dr black and dr Chu for performing an amazing surgery and giving me the best bday gift ever-my health. And lastly, god has blessed me in so many ways but this too was a blessing. I got to hear what I have meant to my friends and family-it's been quite moving for me. I want thank all of my incredible friends, family and even strangers who have shown me and my family such kindness. @alyssawallerce Thank you for being with me every step of the way. I couldn't have done it without you. @iamjoegear You too! And to @undergaro the best nurse in the world..you never left the hospital and slept by my side there. you are my everything and I'm so thankful to you. You and dad have really been incredible to mom and me. You both have inspired me. I've never been more excited about life. I see so much so clearly. Will share more with all of you soon! Xo