Singer Kelis’ husband, photographer Mike Mora, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer.
The 36-year-old was diagnosed last year and was initially given a prognosis of 12-18 months to live. So far, it’s been 12 months.
Mora, who has been married to Kelis since 2014, said he felt something was wrong after his family ventured out into southeast LA to live on a farm, Essence reported. He assumed working out on the field of the farm under the hot sun for long periods of time was causing him to experience fatigue. However, Mora then began to experience what he described as the “worst” stomach pain ever.
In an Instagram post, Mora detailed his cancer story.
“Loss of appetite. Pain in my back also started to creep in…finally decided to do something about it,” he wrote in a quick scrolling post. “It was a bit late. But just in time.”
“I thought the whole time that I just had an ulcer. With no idea what was about to come my way,” he continued. “Here I was, in a hospital bed, during the middle of the pandemic. All alone.”
Mora was eventually diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma and after undergoing a biopsy, it was discovered that the cancer had also spread to his lymph nodes and back.
He added: “I never thought…