- Sig Hansen, star of Discovery's Deadliest Catch docuseries and captain of the F/V Northwestern commercial fishing boat, discovered in the current season that his wife has cancer.
- The devastating diagnosis comes not long after Sig revealed he recently suffered a heart attack while at sea.
On Captain Casey McManus's ship, a broken crane turned into a dangerous wrecking ball and threatened the safety of his crew. Captain Keith Colburn and his deckhands faced a rogue wave without any warning. But the most devastating blow was delivered to the F/V Northwestern's captain, Sig Hansen—and the sea wasn't to blame.
In a cliffhanger at the end of the season 15 program, Sig learned of potentially life-changing news: His wife of 21 years, June, is sick.
His daughter Mandy helmed the ship as the captain took a private phone call with his beloved June, and discussed the details of her diagnosis.
"It sounds like my wife has a form of cancer," he told cameras after the call. "We do know that this area on her neck is cancer, we just don't know if there's more."
On Tuesday night's episode, Deadliest Catch fans will find out more about June's prognosis and what it could mean for the rest of the fishing season.
"Right now we're waiting for word to find out how bad it really is. We were planning on moving our gear up north—we heard there was much better fishing up there," Mandy explains in a sneak peek. "However because of the bad news, I think it's best that we stay as close to land as possible."
In the clip, Sig reiterates that although the fishing looks "real good" further north, June's health is his priority.
"We're not going anywhere until I know how my wife is," he says. "She's always been there for me, and I will be there for her."
Our thoughts are with Sig, his wife, and the Hansen family.
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