Lena Dunham, Yolanda Foster: Celebs Who Were Open About Health Battles
In June, Monica opened up for the first time about her diagnosis of endometriosis, and the "almost 8 hour" successful surgery she underwent to remove cysts, fibroids and a hernia. "My reason for sharing is because we, as women, are built to be warriors and we will ignore something that seems so simple that can be so complex," she told PEOPLE exclusively. "Your uterine health is very important. I spoke up about it so people out there who are going through the same thing know that they're not alone."