NFL on FOX reporter Erin Andrews battled cervical cancer during the 2016 season, but didn’t miss a game.NFL on FOX sideline reporter Erin Andrews revealed on Tuesday that she battled cervical cancer during the season.
After her stalker trial ended last June, Andrews went to the doctor for a routine checkup. Four months later, she was preparing to cover the New York Giants Week 3 game against the Washington Redskins.
Andrews then got a call from her doctor saying that she had cervical cancer, according to Emily Kaplan of MMQB. She didn’t tell her FOX colleagues about the diagnosis and worked the game.
“When you hear the word cancer, you fear the worst,” Andrews’ father Steve said. “When it’s your child, you think to yourself, you think to God: Take me, not her. She has been through enough. She is just getting her life back.”
The FOX reporter had her first surgery on October 11. She told doctors that she wasn’t going to watch games from home and that she’s not missing the Super Bowl – which FOX holds the rights to this year.
“Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that,” Andrews said. “But just as I felt during my trial, sports were my escape. I needed to be with my crew.”
On November 1, the sideline reporter had another surgery. But on November 17, doctors told Andrews that she was cancer-free and didn’t need any more chemo or radiation, according to TMZ Sports.
Andrews, who is engaged to Jarret Stoll, will work the Super Bowl on February 5 for FOX.
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