Popstar Taylor Dayne reveals ‘dark’ battle with colon cancer
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Popstar Taylor Dayne has opened up about her traumatic experience battling colon cancer this year after a shock diagnosis.
Speaking on Good Morning Americathe Tell It to My Heart singer revealed she was diagnosed in July 2022, news which radically changed her life.
“Life is precious,” she said. “[The doctor] never even said the stage [of cancer]. All I could do is [think]’OK, five months ago, I know there was nothing.'”
Watch a clip of Taylor Dayne’s interview above.
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Dayne explained the cancer was picked up after she had a routine colonoscopy – something she gets done twice a year.
After the discovery, the 60-year-old immediately went under surgery to have 25cm of her colon removed.
Dayne said her world went “dark” when she heard the word “cancer,” but her doctor re-assured her they had found her illness early. After the surgery, she was declared cancer free.
While on the show, the ’80s popstar stressed the importance of early detection and regular screenings and check-ups.
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“When you’re really sick, you don’t have the energy, you’re really relying on your champions around you, your soldiers, your people,” Dayne said, encouraging viewers to consult their doctor about what their own risk factors might be.GM
“Find the doctor that will tell you the truth. Be a warrior for yourself.”
During the interview, Dayne also opened up about some trauma she experienced during her hospital stay; she explained that she spent some time in hospital as a child, dealing with persistent kidney infections.
“For me, being back, I felt like I was four-years-old again back in the hospital, basically locked inside my own body without a voice,” she said. “So, this has challenged me mentally, emotionally. I am now back in a therapy program.”
Dayne is the mother of 20-year-old twins Astaria and Levi, who were born via surrogate.
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