‘E’ News Host Maria Menounos Diagnosed With Brain Tumor As Her Mother Battles Brain Cancer

Maria Menounous,39, left her position as a host at ‘E News’ to deal with a golf sized brain tumor. Her mother Litsa Menounous is currently battling stage 4 brain cancer. Maria said she felt that she may have had an ear infection in February. She felt dizzy and light headed, and couldn’t the teleprompter at her news desk. She also started getting severe headaches. She went to doctor and her doctor told her, she had perfect ears, and asked for more symptoms. Maria whose mother Litsa was already dealing with brain cancer, thought perhaps she had a brain tumor like her mother.

She was given an MRI and it revealed that she did indeed have a non cancerous tumor the size of a golf ball. She had it removed last month, and resigned from her position as co-host of ‘E News’ with Jason Kennedy, where she had been for three years.  Her prognosis is hopeful, but she still must be watched and tested regularly and is not 100 percent and is facing a long road of recovery.

Variety.com

Maria  appeared on the Today Show on Monday to talk about her medical journey. She said she thinks that what was important before doesn’t even matter now. A lot of little things that were huge prior really don’t matter that much now. She also said the diagnosis was a gift in many ways, because she was never really taking care of her self, she came last. She is leaning on her friends, family and fiance, Kevin Undergaro, who has been by her side non-stop. Maria in a statement said that the E Network “it was such a special good hearted group of people and one I’ll always consider family.”

Next Article
ADVERTISEMENT
  • Actress Rachel Weisz Announces She Is Pregnant At 48

    Actress Rachel Weisz has announced that she is pregnant with her first child with husband actor Daniel Craig. The actress gave a rare interview to the 'New York Times' during a press junket for her new film, Disobedience'. She said, “I'll be showing soon, Daniel and I are very happy. We're going to have a...

    Read More
  • Brad Pitt Spending Most Of His Time In Boston With New Girlfriend

    Actor Brad Pitt has six children with his ex wife Angelina Jolie. The children and Jolie are based in Los Angeles. Pitt has called the Golden State home since he came to Hollywood from Missouri in the 80's. Friends of the actor are saying that Pitt's relationship with an MIT professor is getting more serious...

    Read More
  • Stars Pay Tribute To Former First Lady Barbara Bush Who Died At 92

    Many stars and politicians are sending condolences and well wishes to the Bush Family. The matriarch of the political family, Barbara Bush died at 92 on April 17th at her home in Houston, Texas. Her husband, former President George Bush held the hand of his wife of 73 years the entire day she died. Funeral...

    Read More
  • Khloe Kardashian Reveals Baby Name As She Prepares To Return To LA

    Khloe Kardashian revealed the name of her daughter who was born on Thursday. Khloe and Tristan Thompson's daughter has been named True. Despite Kardashian's public proclamations that indicate all is well in Cleveland, insiders say the relationship is in 'shambles'. Kris Jenner Khloe's mother is still at the home of Thompson, where Khloe is waiting...

    Read More
  • Wrestlers Nikki Bella & John Cena Split After 6 Years Together

    Professional wrestler and actor, John Cena and Nikki Bella have called off their wedding, and are splitting after 6 years together. Bella also a professional wrestler is reportedly devastated and confused after announcing her break up with Cena. A source close to the former couple revealed that it was Cena who decided to pull the...

    Read More
  • Beyonce Performs With Destiny's Child At Coachella Music Festival

    The pricey Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California was in full swing on Saturday. Fans were jumping for joy as they watched Beyonce welcome her former girl group members, Michelle Williams and Kelly Roland to the the stage. The hugely popular 'Destiny's Child' dominated the pop charts in the 90's and early 2000's. The women...

    Read More
  • Zayn Malik Says New Song 'Let Me' Is About His Ex Gigi Hadid

    Singer Zayn Malik made a confession to Ryan Seacrest during a phone interview. Zayn revealed that his new song, 'Let Me' is about his former girlfriend model Gigi Hadid. The former couple were dating for two years. Their split which they announced on March 13th, stunned many of their fans. Malik told Seacrest that he...

    Read More