Dancing With the Stars: Witney Carson Recalls Hiding Her Cancer Diagnosis From The Show-‘I Wanted People To Think I Was Perfectly Healthy’
The setback occurred in 2014 when the professional dancer was making her first appearance on the show. However, before the debut could go ahead, Witney discovered that she had been diagnosed with melanoma. This is a type of skin cancer which results in the cells growing abnormally.
Therefore, Witney had no choice but to undergo surgery on two occasions in order to remove the cancer. Rather than opening up about it, she kept it quiet so that it would not damage her career.
In an interview with People magazine, Witney said: “I was supposed to be doing all the right things to be an athlete, and so it was embarrassing for me to be like, ‘Yes, I had, I was sick. I was literally sick.’ The producers didn’t know.
“My partner [Cody Simpson] didn’t know. I wanted people to think I was perfectly healthy.” And by the looks of it, things were very serious indeed. It turns out that Witney had to have her skin removed near a mole that had developed on her foot.
Not only that, her lymph nodes also had to be taken out from her left hip because the cancer began to develop very fast. And yet, the star looked to have broken the conventional medical advice as she continued to press ahead with the show when perhaps it would have been better to have taken some time off to recuperate.
Whitney added: “I just decided to do it anyway because how could I not? It’s my dream. So I go, I do the whole routine. I’m like, ‘My foot feels so sweaty. I’m so sweaty. This is so weird,’ and I looked down and my white tennis shoe is just covered in blood, just covered in blood.”
Thankfully, Witney did not live to regret anything. So there you have it folks. What did you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. If you liked reading this article, then check out our other features on the Daily Soap Dish.
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