Samantha Harris Makes It Through "Grueling" Double Mastectomy Surgery

Celebrity News May. 20, 2014 AT 3:50PM
Samantha Harris attends Disney's "The Pirate Fairy" World Premiere Entertainment Tonight correspondent Samantha Harris tweeted on Tuesday, May 20, that she's made it through her "grueling" double mastectomy Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Samantha Harris is on the mend. The Entertainment Tonight correspondent revealed in a tweet on Tuesday, May 20, that she underwent double mastectomy surgery.

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"Made it thru grueling double mastectomy #surgery. Thanks to all of my amazing surgical team," the 40-year-old wrote. "Like my 'art' b4 heading in?!"

The "art" Harris mentions is a selfie of herself lying down in what appears to be her hospital bed. The TV personality looks exhausted, but still manages to give a small grin.

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Harris announced last month that she has breast cancer. "The realization sort of overtook me, my eyes started to well up from tears when I was trying to keep myself calm because I thought the most important thing—was that I needed to focus and listen to what they were saying," she said of her diagnosis in an interview with ET's Brooke Anderson.

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"I went back for the results of the pathology and I was by myself because there was nothing to worry about or so I thought," she continued. "It's not like in the movies where they sit you down across a table in their office and say, 'Well, you have cancer.' It was these wonderful surgeons [who] started drawing diagrams and talking as I was on the exam table listening to what they were saying, it dawned on me without them coming right out to say it."

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The former Dancing With the Stars co-host and her husband, Michael Hess, are parents to daughters Josselyn, 6, and Hillary, 3.

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