Sister Circle co-host Quad Webb-Lunceford will be taking a hiatus from the show while she undergoes treatment for fibroids.
Webb-Lunceford shared the news at the conclusion of Tuesday’s show, telling the audience she decided to share her diagnosis so there wouldn’t be any misconceptions about her absence.
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“I would like to share with you, I want you guys to hear it first so there’s no assumptions being made and there’s no crazy things out on the Internet,” she explained. “But I’m going to be stepping away from Sister Circle for some time. I have some health issues that I really need to address.”
During her announcement, Webb-Lunceford thanked her co-host, Rashan Ali, for encouraging her to go to the doctor and figure out what was going on with her body.
“I had watched my body change over a period of time and I ignored it,” the Married to Medicine star admitted. “And Rashan you just stayed on me. You were like a little gnat. I was like ‘Get away!’ You stayed on me. And with that love that you gave me I want to thank you so much because you led me to going to the doctor, and I have now been diagnosed with fibroids.”
Webb-Lunceford said doctors spotted seven fibroids on the initial ultrasound, but warned there may be “tons more once they get deeper into the surgery.”
According to UCLA Health, fibroids are the “most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system.” In fact, between 20-50 percent of women of reproductive age have the condition, though many go undiagnosed. Black women are at higher risk of fibroids and three times more likely to develop them than our white counterparts. While treatments for fibroids range from over the counter medicines to surgery, according to the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Black women are much more hesitant to seek help.
Thankfully, Webb-Lunceford isn’t putting her health on the back-burner.
“There are a lot of options out there, ladies. I searched high and low for the best surgery for me,” she explained. “And with that being said, I will not be here tomorrow, moving forward for a number of weeks.”
We wish her a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!