Daymond John, Shark Tank star and one of the founding members of hip hop clothing brand FUBU, has revealed that unbeknownst to the public, he was battling cancer.
John recently had a mass removed from his thyroid that turned out to be stage two cancer. “You know, I didn’t skip a beat,” He told fellow cancer survivor, Robin Roberts. “I went and I got some early detections, and I understood that I had a challenge and if I would attack it now, then I wouldn’t let it attack me.”
Two days after his surgery, John says that he was back to “partying and dancing” as usual.
“I am absolutely great,” he said. “I have to monitor [it] the rest of my life. You know, I have another half of my thyroid still in, and in the event that it comes back, I’ll be able to fight it. Thyroid is a very slow-growing cancer.”
John says that his family was his motivation for being proactive in his health.
“I want to be there to walk them down the aisle,” he told Good Morning America. “…”And this is how it happens, by going out and people getting mammograms, colonoscopies…and all the things to find out what’s going on. Because you can prevent this, and you can stay around in your family’s life.”
It’s awesome that Daymond John was able to stay ahead of this. It’s very important that we get screened regularly.