Amy Robach is opening up about her battle with cancer, one year after her initial diagnosis. The Good Morning America news anchor is also blasting People Magazine for their misleading headline about her marriage to Andrew Shue for its recent cover story.
The new issue of People has an exclusive cover story about Robach titled, “Cancer Nearly Destroyed My Marriage.” The headline outraged the cancer survivor, who said, if anything, her being diagnosed with cancer made her marriage stronger. On Thursday, Robach appeared on The View, where she clarified the misleading article title.
“I just want to clarify something for anyone who might be picking up People magazine. . . there is a very hurtful headline. Cancer did not nearly destroy my marriage. . . it made it stronger and better. . . that’s not the message of my book,” she said, according to Page Six.
“People [magazine] has been very supportive of Amy’s story from the beginning, but she was disappointed to be misquoted on the cover,” a source close to Robach told the website.
“All marriages are tough. . . add cancer to that and it’s really, really, really difficult. I would say that cancer tested our marriage, it challenged our marriage, but it made it stronger.”
People originally had the same title for their online article, but they changed it on Wednesday to “Cancer Made Our Marriage Stronger.” They also released a statement apologizing for the headline, saying they admire her for her “bravery and honesty.”
“We’re sorry to hear that Amy is upset. People has been proud to share her story with our audience, and we admire her bravery and honesty.”
Amy Robach is now in good health and has chronicled her cancer battle in her book, Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour.
— Andrew Shue (@AndrewShue) September 29, 2015
After much urging from her friend and fellow cancer survivor, Robin Roberts, Robach had her first mammogram live on Good Morning America for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2013. A month later, she announced that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She later underwent a double mastectomy and eight rounds of chemotherapy to get back to good health.
“The whole time I was sitting there contemplating not having that mammogram, I had two malignant tumors in me and the cancer had already spread to my lymph nodes,” Robach told Entertainment Tonight.
“Nothing makes you prioritize your time like hearing the words, ‘You have cancer,'” Amy said during an interview with ABC News.“From the moment my doctors told me the tumor they discovered in my right breast was malignant, the blanket of security I carried around with me my entire life –- the myth that I always had tomorrow and the next day -– was suddenly shattered.”
How breast cancer made me better. WATCH: http://t.co/pjO3TA1Z1d
— Amy Robach (@arobach) September 29, 2015
Although her fight with cancer hasn’t been easy, and the fears of it returning still linger, Amy says she is trying to live for today and not worry about tomorrow. She is focusing on being the best wife to her husband, Andrew Shue, and mother to her two daughters, Annie and Ava, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Tim McIntosh.
“I’ve decided to not die before I die. I live better now.
I am a better parent. I yell less and cuddle more with my daughters. I am a better wife. I yell less and choose my words more carefully, remembering we are what we say.”
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