7 Celebrities Who Have Had Mastectomies
With the news today that Angelina Jolie has had a preventative double mastectomy after she learned she had an 87 percent possibility of developing breast cancer, we started thinking about what other celebrities who have had similar procedures.
Here’s a list of 7 celebrities who have had mastectomies.
Christina Applegate developed breast cancer in 2008 and had a double mastectomy in August of that year. Her career continues to prosper.
Shirley Temple Black
The child actress and U.S. ambassador developed breast cancer in the early 1970s and had a mastectomy in 1972.
Hoda Kotb publicly battled breast cancer, talking about it regularly on the Today show. She had a mastectomy in 2007.
Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and former America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne had a double mastectomy after learning she was also at risk of developing breast cancer.
She has been the host of E! News for several years and is one of the most-recent recipients of a double mastectomy. She underwent the procedure in 2011 after learning she had early stage breast cancer.
The former First Lady learned of her breast cancer in 1987 and chose to have a mastectomy that year.
Shaft actor Richard Roundtree developed rare male breast cancer 20 years ago. He had a double mastectomy as a result.