Fox Nation host Britt McHenry announced Thursday that she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and will need to undergo surgery.
McHenry, 33, revealed the news on Twitter after word had already gotten out about her diagnosis.
“I was trying to keep this relatively private. But as usual, things are being said without my consent,” she wrote.
“I have a brain tumor. I’m with an amazing medical team and surgery is imminent,” the former ESPN reporter continued. “Thank you for continued support and understanding at this time.”
I was trying to keep this relatively private. But as usual, things are being said without my consent.— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) February 27, 2020
I have a brain tumor. I’m with an amazing medical team and surgery is imminent. Thank you for continued support and understanding at this time.
On Monday, McHenry told her followers she was preparing for an “MRI tomorrow for neck and brain.”
She admitted she had never had the procedure before and was “pretty nervous.”
MRI tomorrow for neck and brain. Never had one before, pretty nervous. 😕— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) February 25, 2020
Following her appointment, McHenry updated her social media, explaining that she had “good & bad news today” and urged others to “make your check-ups” and to “get an MRI early.”
“It could have saved me,” she wrote.
I had good & bad news today. Overwhelmed by the support by friends & strangers alike. With the best surgeons and doctors. Just another thing to take on 💪🏼.— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) February 26, 2020
Please I can’t stress enough, make your check-ups. Get an MRI early. It could have saved me.
Staying strong, the television personality added that her diagnosis is “just another thing to take on.”
Several of McHenry’s Fox and ESPN colleagues responded to her tweets with words of support and strength.
“Sending you much love and strength. We are all behind you,” replied former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.
Jenna Laine, an ESPN NFL reporter, responded, “Sending so much love and prayer your way, Britt. You got this!”
ESPN’s vice president of production, Seth Markman, vowed: “We are all with you @BrittMcHenry.”
“Please let me know if there’s anything we can do,” she added.
McHenry currently co-hosts UN-PC on the streaming service FOX Nation and was previously a Washington D.C.-based ESPN reporter.