“I have one foot in the grave”: Linda Evangelista reveals that she had cancer twice in five years

At 58 years old, the Canadian model has made an impact by speaking for the first time about one of the most difficult episodes of her life. Linda Evangelista has revealed that she suffered from breast cancer twice in five years. In 2018 and 2022, she Now she has stepped forward to come clean and help women who are going through the same disease.

In 2018 he underwent his first intervention, as he confessed this Tuesday in The Wall Street Journal: “I was detected after my annual mammogram. The results were not good and, due to other health factors, I opted for a bilateral mastectomy. Thinking that I would be fine for life. That breast cancer was not going to kill me “.

Evangelista also recalled the words he told the medical team: “Dig a hole in my chest. I don’t want it to look pretty. I want to see a hole in my chest when you’re done. Do you understand me? I’m not going to die of this “.

The supermodel has also revealed the reason why she has not told it until now: “I have kept it silent, I am not one of those people who has to share everything. I thought about sharing everything when it had happened, I did not want to Daily Mail all day waiting at the door of my house as they do every time something happens”.

Recovering from her second diagnosis, she jokingly adds: “I know I have one foot in the grave, but I’m totally in celebration mode.” After everything suffered, she explains: “I am very happy to be alive. Everything that comes now is a bonus.”

Other health problems

In February 2022, an image of the model went around the world due to her physical change. “I am not able to look at myself in the mirror,” she confessed on the cover of People. Then she explained that she had turned to the CoolSculpting company to rejuvenate her face. However, after three months, lumps of fat began to appear all over her body: chin, thighs, chest… “I thought I was doing something wrong and tried to fix it by not eating. I thought I was going crazy.”

In June 2016, he was diagnosed with paradoxical adipose hyperplasia as a result of the cryolipolysis that had been applied to him. He sued Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc, CoolSculpting’s parent company, seeking $50 million in damages, and underwent two full-body liposuctions that required him to wear girdles, a chin strap, and compression garments. for several weeks.

Linda Evangelista is the mother of Augustin James Evangelista, who is already 16 years old. She was born the fruit of her ephemeral courtship with Salma Hayek’s husbandthe French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault. A few weeks ago, she made headlines after starring in a historic cover of Vogue con Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington y Naomi Campbell. “The greatest of all time”.