It’s celebration time!
Valisia LeKae, who earned a Tony nomination playing Diana Ross in the hit show “Motown the Musical,” is now cancer free! On Tuesday, she took to Twitterto say that she has beaten ovarian cancer. She had been diagnosed late last year and underwent several rounds of chemotherapy.
On Thursday, Valisia and her gyn will appear in a 30-second public service announcement, promoting Ovarian Cancer Awareness. The PSA will air in Times Square at 46th Street and 7th Avenue.
The actress was stunned by the diagnosis after undergoing surgery to remove what was believed to be a benign ovarian cyst in November. Ovarian cancer is more common among white, post-menopausal women. LeKae, who is black, was diagnosed at age 34 and says she has no family history of the disease.
[Associated Press, Broadway World]