Mathew Knowles Announced He’s Been Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

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Mathew Knowles, the mastermind behind Destiny’s Child and the beginnings of Beyoncé’s solo career has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with breast cancer.

According to TMZ, Knowles will open up about the health battle Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America” with Michael Strahan.

As of now, we don’t know how he was diagnosed.

Breast cancer in men is rare. Less than one percent of breast cancer diagnoses involve men. But it is more frequently found in men between 60 and 70 years old, with the median age for Black male breast cancer patients being 63.

Knowles is 67-years-old.

The mortality rate for men in higher than women.

Richard Roundtree, the man who famously portrayed the iconic role of John Shaft was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993. He underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy.

Roundtree became and advocate, raising awareness about the disease in men.

In a teaser for the upcoming interview, Strahan asked Mathew how he broke the news of his diagnosis to his family, including his wife Gena Avery, who he married in 2013, his famous daughters Beyoncé and Solange and the two children he’s had since his divorce from Tina Knowles-Lawson in 2011.

You can watch the teaser for the show in the video below.

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