NeNe Leakes’ husband Gregg diagnosed with cancer: ‘Our new normal’

NeNe Leakes just revealed that her husband, Gregg Leakes, has been diagnosed with cancer.

“Our New Normal and the fight begins👊🏾,” The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, 50, captioned an Instagram photo of Gregg sitting in front of a computer screen that read “Cancer” with a red line through it on Wednesday, June 13. “#f—kcancer🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾🖕🏾#mdandersoncancercenter #yougotthis#iloveyou.”

NeNe announced in May that she was canceling her upcoming comedy shows because Gregg, 63, had been in the hospital for more than two weeks.

“First of all, I just want to say that I feel very blessed and extremely lucky to be able to do what I do. I’m so grateful that you guys purchased tickets to see me everywhere,” she said in an Instagram video on May 22. “I have to cancel my Albany, New York, show and my New York City Caroline’s show. Today marks the 15th day straight that Gregg has been in the hospital.”

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ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 19: Gregg Leakes and Nene Leakes attend Thanksgiving Meal Giveaway with Nene and Marlo at Gio's on November 19, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage)
BOSTON, MA - MARCH 03: Gregg and NeNe Leakes attend the Lenny Zakim Fund's 9th Annual Casino Night to raise money to support more than 60 grass roots organizations that enable and empower under-resourced people and communities to address social and economic injustice, on March 3, 2018 in Boston, MA. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for The Lenny Zakim Fund)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes attend the 5th annual Women Making History Brunch at Montage Beverly Hills on September 17, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD - 'Lance Bass vs Kellie Pickler and Ernie Hudson vs Nene Leakes' - The celebrity families competing to win cash for their charities feature the families from award-winning country music recording artist Kellie Pickler; and Lance Bass, member of the multi-platinum pop boy band *NSYNC. In a separate game, family members from NeNe Leakes, star of ABC's 'To Tell the Truth,' will compete against the family of actor Ernie Hudson. The second season premiere episode of 'Celebrity Family Feud' airs SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Kelsey McNeal /ABC via Getty Images) STEVE HARVEY, NENE LEAKES, GREGG LEAKES
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 18: Television personality NeNe Leakes (L) and her husband Gregg Leakes attend the fourth annual 'One Night for ONE DROP' imagined by Cirque du Soleil, a show that raises awareness and funds for critical water issues worldwide, at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on March 18, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Television personality NeNe Leakes (L) and Gregg Leakes arrive at NBCUniversal's 73rd Annual Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 23: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg Leakes pose backstage after her Opening Night in the hit musical 'Chicago' on Broadway at The Ambassador Theater on November 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes attend the Television Industry Advocacy Awards at Sunset Tower on September 18, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: TV personalities Nene Leakes and Gregg Leakes seen on the streets of Manhattan on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: (R-L) AJ Calloway interviews NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg Leakes during their visit to 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on April 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 31: Actress/television personality NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes attend NeNe Leakes Fabulous Pop Up Closet Event at 2115 Piedmont on January 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg Leakes attend her Broadway Debut in 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella' After Party at Lounge 48 on November 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 25: NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg Leakes backstage after her the Broadway Debut Performance in 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella' at The Broadway Theatre on November 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: NeNe Leakes with her husband Gregg Leakes filming an episode of 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' as she meets with designer William Ivey Long for her final 'Cinderella' Costume fitting at Euroco Costumes on November 21, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 27: Actress NeNe Leakes (R) and her husband Gregg Leakes attend a perforamnce of 'ZUMANITY, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil' at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino on June 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Cirque du Soleil)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Reality stars Gregg and NeNe Leakes (R) attend the Michael Costello fashion show at Helen Mills Event Space on February 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA -- 'Reunion' -- Pictured: (l-r) Nene Leakes, Gregg Leakes, Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nido -- (Photo by: Wilford Harewood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 05: NeNe Leakes and Gregg Leakes attend the Shop Your Way #RealPersonal event at Ink48 on February 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Shop Your Way)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 29: NeNe Leakes and husband Gregg Leakes attend Debra L. Lee's 7th annual VIP pre BET dinner event at Milk Studios on June 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
I DREAM OF NENE -- 'Rehearsal Dinner' -- Pictured: (l-r) NeNe Leakes, Gregg Leakes -- (Photo by: Wilford Harewood/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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“I find it very difficult to stand on stage and laugh and have a good time and give you guys your money’s worth knowing that my husband is in the hospital not feeling well. He has said to me over and over again, ‘Go on, go out there, have a good time, do the show, I’m going to be fine.’ But I find it mentally very hard for me to do that,” NeNe continued. “Gregg will be out of the hospital this week. He will be stronger, he will be better and we will be out here doing this show again in no time. Thank you for loving me! Thank you so much.”

Gregg’s health issues were also documented on a November 2017 episode of RHOA when he was hospitalization for a “dangerously low” heart rate.

“I heard his voice on the phone and I knew that he was afraid,” the Glee alum said during the episode. “Oh my God, what if Gregg doesn’t come home? What will they find? Is this something that Gregg’s not telling me? I can’t even imaging Gregg not walking on this earth. I can’t do this. Gregg has to get better.”

NeNe and Gregg tied the knot in 1997 and separated in 2010. Their divorce was finalized in 2011, but the duo later reconciled and remarried in 2013. Their second wedding was featured on a RHOA spinoff titled I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding. 

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