TV personality Erin Andrews has had a harder run of it than many of us realized.
The "Dancing With the Stars" co-host and sportscaster recently revealed in an interview with Sports Illustrated's MMQB that she was diagnosed with cervical cancer last September, just months after wrapping her high-profile privacy lawsuit.
The news is surprising considering that Andrews's work was barely interrupted while she was sick. With sports being her "escape," she was determined not to be stuck watching any football games from home. Therefore, in spite of having to have surgery in October, she was back at work within days. Clearly, she's tough.
"Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery?" Andrews told the MMQB. "Let's just say the doctor didn't recommend that."
Meanwhile, she kept her diagnosis largely private. "DWTS" sources confirmed as much to People magazine, sharing that she didn't tell her co-stars about her health problems.
"She doesn't show that things bother her, so you would never guess that she was going through something so awful as cancer," said one show insider.
Fortunately, Andrews is doing well and is still working as hard as ever. She's been busy with the NFL playoffs and is expected to return to "DWTS" Season 24, which premieres on March 20.