Fox News contributor and former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry announced on Thursday that she has a brain tumor.
She made the announcement on Twitter.
I was trying to keep this relatively private. But as usual, things are being said without my consent.
I have a brain tumor. I’m with an amazing medical team and surgery is imminent. Thank you for continued support and understanding at this time.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) February 27, 2020
Prior to Thursday’s announcement, McHenry had kept her followers updated with news that she was undergoing medical testing.
MRI tomorrow for neck and brain. Never had one before, pretty nervous. 😕
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) February 25, 2020
On Tuesday, she used her case as encouragement to her followers to seek preventative and diagnostic medical care.
I had good & bad news today. Overwhelmed by the support by friends & strangers alike. With the best surgeons and doctors. Just another thing to take on 💪🏼.
Please I can’t stress enough, make your check-ups. Get an MRI early. It could have saved me.
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) February 26, 2020
McHenry’s transition from sports to politics
McHenry spent three years at ESPN from 2014-17 as a reporter making regular contributions to “SportsCenter,” “NFL Live” and “Baseball Tonight.”
In 2017, McHenry was part of a round of mass layoffs at ESPN. From there, she leaned into her political beliefs, translating them into a job as a conservative pundit on Fox Nation, a streaming wing of the Fox News network.
She also hosts a show on WTTG Fox 5 in Washington, D.C.
In December, she sued Fox News, claiming the network failed to respond to her multiple accusations that former co-host George Murdoch sexually harassed her.
McHenry’s note that “surgery is imminent” is her latest update as of the time of this post. The specifics of her diagnosis and prognosis are unclear.
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