NeNe Leakes just recently shared an update about her husband Gregg’s battle with colon cancer–but it was an update she didn’t want to share. The 53-year-old former Real Housewives of Atlanta star told guests at her Duluth, Georgia, lounge The Linnethia that her “husband is transitioning to the other side.”
The reality star made these comments seemingly in frustration after she was called out by guests at the venue for not wishing a visitor a happy birthday, as seen in footage obtained by It’s Onsite. There, NeNe was with her son when she asked for sympathy amid a difficult time.
“You don’t know what we’re dealing with,” she added. “We walked up in the lounge because we have to because this is our business. So when people approach us saying ‘You’re rude’ because you don’t want to say happy birthday, my husband is at home dying. And I don’t want to say happy birthday, ok? So please, give us some respect.
“So please, give us some respect. Give us some love,” NeNe added. “Give us some love. That’s what we ask of you. You see my son, he’s hurting, I’m hurting…my husband is losing his life at this very moment.”
The following day, she then shared an Instagram post of the word “BROKEN” with praying hands and broken-heart emojis below it.
She revealed that Gregg is “at home dying” over the weekend, doing so from her business The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Georgia. The former reality star took the microphone at the space to address patrons after an uncomfortable encounter with a few guests who allegedly confronted her about a birthday shout-out they wanted from her.
“I had no idea I was going to walk in here and grab the microphone and make an announcement. But I want to say this…I want to be at peace. When you see me, when you see my son, give us a lot of love,” she said in a clip filmed and shared on TikTok. “My husband is transitioning to the other side.”
Gregg and NeNe went public with his Stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis in 2018 when she was still a cast member on Real Housewives of Atlanta. His health journey was documented on the series. In 2019, she shared that he was cancer-free. But in June of this year, she revealed that he was back in the hospital as his cancer returned and he’d recently undergone a major surgery.
Treatment for colon cancer would normally go like this:
Stage III colon cancers, like how Gregg has, have spread to nearby lymph nodes, but they have not yet spread to other parts of the body.
Surgery to remove the section of the colon with the cancer (partial colectomy) along with nearby lymph nodes, followed by