Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, who will be covering Super Bowl LI for the Fox, revealed in an interview that she was recently treated for cervical cancer. Until now, Andrews had kept the daunting diagnosis a secret.

In the Sports Illustrated interview, Andrews, 38, said that she was diagnosed with cancer shortly after being awarded awarded $55 million in a civil lawsuit trial over her stalking incident. Months after, she had a routine checkup at which time her doctor told her she was diagnosed with cervical cancer.


Andrews never publicly talked about her battle until her new interview with Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback. She said that after the stalking civil lawsuit trial, she decided to have a checkup in June and “simplify my life.” She asked fox Sports to take her off MLB coverage so she could focus on the NFL. In September 2016, her doctor called her while she was in a meeting before the New York Giants-Washington Redskins game in Week 3. After the checkup, she did some follow-up tests, which revealed that she had cervical cancer. Andrews told MMQB that she didn’t tell any of her colleagues at the time. After the game, she flew back to Los Angeles and missed two episodes of Dancing with the Stars, which she co-hosts for ABC. At the time, the network announced that she was supporting her now-fiance, NHL player Jarret Stoll, whose nephew was killed in a car accident. She also missed the show to take time after learning of the diagnosis. h/t heavy

“When you hear the word cancer, you fear the worst,” her father, Steven, told MMQB. “When it’s your child, you think to yourself, you think to God: Take me, not her. She has been through enough. She is just getting her life back.”