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Broadway actress beats ovarian cancer

6/17/2014

Actress Valisia Lekae has won her battle with ovarian cancer. The 34-year-old stage star, who earned a Tony Award nod last year (13) for her portrayal of Diana Ross in hit show Motown the Musical, was diagnosed with the disease in December (13), but after undergoing intense chemotherapy treatment, she has been declared cancer-free. She shared the good news with fans on Tuesday (29Apr14), shortly after the nominations for the 2014 Tony Awards were announced, writing, "A year ago today I was Nom 4 (nominated for) @TheTonyAwards. In Dec I was diagnosed w/ (with) #ovariancancer ! Today I received the news that I am #CANCERFREE!"

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