Using Breast Cancer Awareness Month as a reason to open up to fans, Anastacia announced that she recently underwent a double mastectomy.
The “It”s a Man”s World” singer shared on Facebook, “l was diagnosed with Breast Cancer for the second time earlier this year and am currently in the final stages of recovery after undergoing a double mastectomy w/Latissimus Dorsi flap surgical procedure.”
However, the 45-year-old songstress goes on to reassure fans, “It has been an intense journey but l am feeling great and ready to start the next chapter.”
Linking to a Breast Cancer Research Foundation site, she concluded, “Breast Cancer Awareness month gives ALL who are facing this disease a chance to gain strength and support from each other. Early detection has saved my life twice. I will continue to battle and lend my voice in anyway I can.”
Back in 2003, Anastacia was first diagnosed with the disease, telling People Magazine at the time, “I saved my own life just because I wanted to reduce my breast size. I didn”t have breast cancer in my family. I didn”t have a lump in my breast. This would not have been detected with a self-exam.”