Matthew Knowles, father of world-renowned singer Beyonce, has opened up about his ongoing battle with breast cancer.
The 67-year old made this known in an exclusive interview on the Good Morning America show on Wednesday, September 2, 2019, where he said it all started when he noticed reoccurring bloodstains on his shirts.
You know, I saw a dot of blood on the sheets, so I immediately went to my doctor. I got a mammogram and then it was very clear that I had breast cancer.
Of all the things I could get, why would I get this? From a man’s perspective, I’m thinking; why me? The rest of my life I have to be very much aware and conscious and do all of the early detection: constant mammograms, constant prostrate exams, constant MRIs for the rest of my life.Matthew Knowles
The genetic testing which had confirmed that Knowles has the mutated BRCA2 gene puts him at risk of having prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and melanoma.
He revealed that his family has been by his side all along and that they had been the first people he had called following the diagnosis.