Sports Illustrated model and actress Angie Everhart announced today that she is suffering from thyroid cancer.
Here’s what you need to know…
1. She’ll Undergo Surgery Tomorrow
A representative told Extra:
Word has been trickling out about supermodel/actress Angie Everhart’s health. She wants to set the record straight by letting everyone know that it is true that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, however, the prognosis is very good…
She will undergo surgery tomorrow (Tuesday, May 14) and expects to be back to work and to mommy duties in a few weeks. The most important reason she is revealing this information is to encourage people to learn about cancer prevention, its signs and treatment immediately, Angie wants to thank everyone who has heard about it and expressed their support.
2. Her Tweets Have Been Very Positive
Although it’s not known when exactly Everhart learned of her condition, lately she seemed very positive about her life on her Twitter account.
I’m reflecting on my life these days… I have been sooo lucky, super happy, but nothing beats being a MOM!! I love you Kayden!!
— angie everhart (@angieeverhart) May 10, 2013
It’s a bird- it’s a plane- noooo! It’s my super dog! twitter.com/angieeverhart/…
— angie everhart (@angieeverhart) May 12, 2013
3. She’s a Former Supermodel
Everhart began her career as cover-girl for Elle and Glamor, before moving on to more risque publications such as FHM, Maxim and, eventually, Playboy, where she was on the cover for a nude pictorial in February 2000.
3. She’s B-Movie Royalty
Despite making her debut in the distinctly a-list 1993 Arnie-flop Last Action Hero, Everhart went on to star in such works as Tales From the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood and Another 9 1/2 Weeks.
She also made appearances in ’90s sitcoms 3rd Rock From The Sun and Caroline in the City.
4. Previously She Required Serious Surgery After a Skydiving Accident in 2011
5. She’s a Serial Celebrity Dater
Everhart has been with her fair share of Hollywood a-listers in addition to being married to Rod Stewart’s son-in-law, Ashley Hamilton. She was engaged to Goodfellas star Joe Pesci, as well as dating Sly Stallone, Howard Stern and Prince Albert of Monaco.