Angela “Big Ang” Raiola has the support of her Mob Wives co-stars as she goes through her health issue. On Saturday morning, she revealed that her friends and family surprised her with a lunch party to show their support before she goes into surgery next week. In attendance at the lunch were Renee Graziano and Natalie Guercio.
“My fans are the best, and I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. Today my family and close friends have surprised me. They’ll be taking me to lunch to give me well wishes before my procedure next week. I am in good spirits and have read all of your kind words. Please understand how overwhelming it is to not be able to answer back.”
On Thursday, after several media outlets reported that Big Ang was rushed to the hospital where doctors found a large lump on her throat, the Mob Wives star took to Facebook to explain the situation to the fans. On her Facebook post, Big Ang also said that viewers will see her on TV “very soon.” Since season 5 of Mob Wives just wrapped up, could she be talking about another spin-off show? Big Ang has starred in the spin-off shows Big Ang and Miami Monkey.
“First off, my apologies that you had to find out about my condition from every other outlet but me. This was never my intent, but unfortunately it got out there. Secondly, I want to clarify the rumors that I am hospitalized. I went in for a test due to the nodule in my throat. I had a nerve wracking couple of days, as would anyone when you hear testing etc… However, I am home peaceful and relaxing. This coming week I will be taking proper precautions and having it removed…This is a minor setback, but I promise you this… I already have some BIG things in the world and will be returning to your TVs very soon…..”
On Saturday afternoon, Renee Graziano posted a photo of herself with Big Ang at the lunch party.
Also at the lunch party was Natalie Guercio. Natalie, who just came back from a family vacation in Miami, made sure to let Big Ang, the only cast member to stand by Natalie the entire time she has been on the show, know how much she means to her. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Big Ang voiced support for Natalie G. walking out of the season 5 reunion show after being threatened by Natalie DiDonato.
“U are my mother, my best friend, my rhyme to my reason…. From the moment we bonded, u became instant family. I’m so happy u are a part of my life… U are fearless strong and everything in between! I look up to you in so many ways. I Love U with all my Heart, Speedy recovery, cocktails when u heal to Celebrate.”
It’s not clear whether Angela “Big Ang” Raiola’s other Mob Wives co-stars, Drita D’Avanzo and Karen Gravano, also attended the lunch party. Drita had a family wedding to go to. Karen, meanwhile, seems to have spent the day with Love Majewski, who was in the show’s third season. Karen did send Big Ang well wishes and hoped for her speedy recovery.
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