Brandi Maxiell Weighs In On Co-Star’s Insensitive Cancer Comments & The Current State Of Her Health

April 22, 2014  |  

Last night “Basketball Wives LA” fans across the country gasped in horror as they witnessed VH1 newbie Sundy Carter hit co-star Brandi Maxiell completely below the belt.

“Go take your medication,” Sundy spat at Brandi in the midst of a heated argument. “Go try to make a baby, I have three,” she added.

Throughout her debut season of ‘BBWLA,’ Brandi has been open about her battle against ovarian cancer and the struggles that she has been facing to conceive the second child that she and her husband have been so desperately longing for. Naturally, Sundy’s low-blow comments didn’t sit well with many—including the show’s executive producer Shaunie O’Neal.

“I want to apologize for the comments made on tonight’s show,” Brandi expressed in a heartfelt Instagram post following last night’s season finale. “For anyone out there whose lives have been affected by this horrible disease, I’m sorry.”

“I love you guys for all the support you have given me. It took me a long time to muster up the strength to even talk about my situation publicly.”

Her post continues:

“I’m forever grateful for my miracle baby, I’m grateful for the breath that I have inside of me. I thank God everyday. I will continue to spread awareness and the importance of getting checked, because I would never want you to go through what I have to endure daily with checkups and struggles to have a child. My husband and my son are the reasons I have the motivation to keep pushing. Without them I’m nothing.”

The reality star also recently sat down with HipHollywood, where she discussed the current state of her health and her progress with IVF treatment.

“I didn’t do this show to argue with these women,” Brandi explained. “I did this show to show and bring awareness to my cancer. Everyone can relate—whether they’ve had ovarian cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, whatever. Somebody can relate. And I had fertility issues. I just wanted to talk about that.”

Unfortunately, the basketball wife is still grappling with fertility issues.

“Fertility is still tough,” she confessed.

The good news, however, is that she’s still cancer free.

“If I have a cramp in my stomach or a pain in my stomach or a headache I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’ But I’m good with the cancer. I have levels that are still up and down, but with the fertility, it’s still not good.”

Watch a clip from Brandi’s interview on the next page.

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