Erin Andrews is known throughout the football world for many things: Her longtime role as a college football reporter at ESPN, her work on the “A team” with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the NFL on FOX, her key role with ABC’s popular dance competition “Dancing with the Stars” and even the unfortunate stalking incident outside a Nashville hotel room as she prepared to cover a Vanderbilt football game.
Now, you can add brave cancer survivor to the list.
On Tuesday, Andrews revealed to the world that she has been privately battling a cervical cancer diagnosis in an interview given to Sports Illustrated’s Emily Kaplan. The article, which is certainly worth a read, details Andrews’ trials through the 2016 diagnosis.
According to the report, Andrews underwent treatment throughout the NFL football season, including surgery on Oct. 11, but she has refused to miss work.
“Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that,” Andrews said, per Kaplan’s story. “But just as I felt during my trial, sports were my escape. I needed to be with my crew.”
The good news? Kaplan reports that on Nov. 17 Andrews received word from her doctor that there would be “no need for radiation or chemotherapy” following the successful surgery.
FOX will provide the television broadcast for the upcoming Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons, and Andrews is expected to be there.