Normani revealed that her mother’s breast cancer had reemerged.
On Sunday (Oct. 11), the singer’s mother, Andrea Hamilton, confirmed on Instagram that her cancer had returned. She shared a photo of her hand holding a rosary with the accompanying caption: ”I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I did it once and I’ll do it again! #CancerWho.”
Normani, who has served as a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society for many years, shared her mother’s post to her Instagram story and wrote, “We got this mommy.” The “Motivation” singer also wrote, “The strongest woman that I know” and “My warrior,” in her mother’s Instagram comments.
“My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was around five years old, and it was the scariest point in all of our lives,” Normani said.
“I didn’t know much about breast cancer, and though I was always educated by my doctors to do my self-breast exams and everything, I took it for granted. You can kind of turn a blind eye until it actually happens to you,” added Hamilton.
“I was about 33 years old and I wasn’t doing my breast exams on a regular basis,” she continued. “I don’t know what it was, but something told me to check that day that I found the lump. I immediately went to the doctor. By doing my own self-breast exam I caught it at an early stage.”
Normani added, “I just remember her being so strong for our family. She’s the one that really did keep us hopeful, and God really did bring us through that time.”
The REVOLT team would like to send our thoughts and prayers to Hamilton as she continues to fight! Check out posts from Normani and her mother below.