November 09, 2012 12:00 PM by Donna W. Martin
Dancing With The Stars’ Melissa Rycroft speaks out after hearing about Brooke Burke-Charvet’s thyroid cancer. The dancer was visibly shaken after hearing about her costars’ devastating health news. Keep reading to see what Melissa had to say about Brooke and her condition.
According to Entertainment Tonight, nobody on the set of Dancing With The Stars knew Brooke Burke-Charvet was wrestling with a health problem. “Nobody had a clue.” Rycroft explained, “We’ve seen her all season long, you know? During the whole days of dress rehearsal and show days and Tuesdays and you talk to her and she’s fine. She’s bubbly.” She added, “There was nothing about her that made anybody go, ‘I wonder what’s going on with Brooke? I wonder if she’s feeling okay.’”
“It really hits home that there are so many bigger issues and bigger things going on in the world (other than dancing). You can’t lose perspective on that and, you know, she’s a mom,” Rycroft said tearing up when talking about Brooke’s children realizing the seriousness of the condition and the fact her friend’s children may be faced with losing their mother. “And that kind of gets you a little bit.”
Brooke shared the news of her thyroid cancer with friends and fans in a YouTube video. “I got my test results back and they were not good.” She explained, “I need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy.” In disbelief she said, “I never ever, ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news. I guess the truth is, I’m always so used to being in control and taking care of everybody and all my kids, and now I find myself in this really out-of-control situation,” the mother of four said. “I’m going to make a positive out of this negative thing. I’m going to be a really good patient and I’m going to do everything that I need to do.”
Brooke went on to assure everyone she was feeling good and that her doctors have given her a good prognosis. “I will keep you posted,” she said. “I’m going to fight through this,” she added optimistically.
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