Former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model Angie Everhart has announced she's been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Everhart's rep gave a statement to "Extra," after information on the supermodel's health started becoming public knowledge.
"She wants to set the record straight by letting everyone know that it is true that she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer," the rep says, "However, the prognosis is very good." The rep continues, saying that Everhart is will be undergoing surgery Tuesday (May 14), and plans to be back to work and "mommy duties" soon.
"The most important reason she is revealing this information is to encourage people to learn about cancer prevention, its signs and treatment immediately," the rep says adding that Angie "wants to thank everyone who has heard about it and expressed their support." Everhart has one child, a three-year-old son named Kayden Bobby.
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