Sam Robeson - December 21, 2017
Maria Menounos is still making the brain tumor rounds even after having it removed during a surgery this past June, and she talks even more about her brain cancer in the January/February issue of Women's Health. Health. Irony. Menounos goes as far as to pull the "best thing that ever happened to me" go-to celebrity line that's used regarding everything from taking on a challenging acting role to having your kids shot in front of you. Anything that lands a celebrity an interview is a "best thing." Duh!
The thirty-nine-year-old obscure hosting sensation never had kids, and it definitely shows in this spread for Women's Health, because her body is looking pretty damn on point. If you want people to give a fuck about your brain tumor, you better look like Menounos. Here's Maria on how cancer is the best thing that ever happened to her:
Before the brain tumor, I was super type A. I was on top of everything. I would know when your birthday was and make sure you had your flowers. I was everything to everyone, but nothing to myself. I didn’t know it at the time, but there was no self-compassion, no self-love. I didn’t think I deserved it.
And here's Maria on how cancer is the best thing that ever happened to her:
I hadn’t had a primary-care physician in eight, nine years. Do you know how many times I postponed the MRI that found my tumor? At least three times! Just a few months after we found my mom’s brain cancer, I started having similar symptoms: blurred vision, light-headedness, headaches. I was having trouble speaking. But my mom’s tumor was growing and I thought, I don’t have time to deal with my own issue, whatever it is. We’re so empathetic with everyone except ourselves.
And finally, here's Maria on how cancer is the best thing that ever happened to her:
This whole thing has been such a gift. This happened for a reason. I’m a communicator. Would you believe me if I told you that the brain tumor is the best thing that ever happened to me? It’s freed me from all of that anxiety of having to be perfect. You can’t control everything; leave it to God and just say, ‘Okay, this is my journey.’
Hell, I'll take some more please. I promise I'm only being this flippant about Menounos' health because she made it through her battle with cancer and is now happy and healthy and ready to take on the world. If she had died I wouldn't have covered it because it would be boring. Head to the gallery to see Maria and her brain divet in action:
Photo Credit: Women's Health