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Former 'Entertainment Tonight' host reveals 6-year cancer battle, more news ICYMI this week

Wonderwall Logo By Mark Gray of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 7: John Tesh was secretly battling cancer (again) last year, he revealed in early October as he shared the story of his cancer's return. In a chat with People magazine, the former "Entertainment Tonight" anchor and pianist-composer explained, "I woke up with an enormous amount of pain one morning in October 2020 — I had pain in both my legs. It turned out there were two tumors around either side of my pelvis and wrapped around my organs." John, 69, said he was prepared to fight, as this wasn't new territory for him: He'd previously been diagnosed with a rare form of prostate cancer back in 2015, and doctors gave him 18 months to live at the time. "I went back into the trenches — I was battle ready" he said. John quietly underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. The new tumors left him with just one functioning kidney and he had to have his prostate removed, but he's now cancer-free.

Cancer return

John Tesh was secretly battling cancer (again) last year, he revealed in early October as he shared the story of his cancer's return. In a chat with People magazine, the former "Entertainment Tonight" anchor and pianist-composer explained, "I woke up with an enormous amount of pain one morning in October 2020 — I had pain in both my legs. It turned out there were two tumors around either side of my pelvis and wrapped around my organs." John, 69, said he was prepared to fight, as this wasn't new territory for him: He'd previously been diagnosed with a rare form of prostate cancer back in 2015, and doctors gave him 18 months to live at the time. "I went back into the trenches — I was battle ready" he said. John quietly underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy treatments. The new tumors left him with just one functioning kidney and he had to have his prostate removed, but he's now cancer-free.

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