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Nene Leakes shares heartbreaking update about husband’s cancer battle

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Nene Leakes gave an unexpected update about her husband Gregg Leakes‘ battle with cancer. 

The news came while the Real Housewives of Atlanta alum was at her Atlanta lounge, The Linnethia, on Saturday. She took the mic to address fans who deemed her “rude” for not saying “happy birthday” to a patron. 

“My husband is transitioning to the other side,” Nene, 53, revealed, before saying “happy birthday” to the attendee. “You don’t know what we’re dealing with right now.”

“We walked in this lounge because we had to walk in this lounge because this is our business,” the reality star continued. “So, when people approach and say, ‘You’re rude because you don’t want to say happy birthday,’ my husband is at home dying. I don’t want to say, ‘happy birthday.'”

“So please give us some respect, give us some love,” Nene added. 

The speech was caught on video and ended up trending on Twitter, which Nene seemed to address on Sunday. Taking to Instagram, she shared an image that read “Broken” followed by the broken red heart and praying hands emojis. 

Gregg, 67, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in 2018, but went into remission after treatment. In June, Nene shared that the cancer had returned and Gregg had undergone surgery. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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