Slick Woods, who you may know as Rihanna’s muse for Fenty, recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Melanoma. On Tuesday, the 24-year-old model and recent star of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood revealed that she is currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
If you’re unfamiliar with this young go-getter, Slick Woods, also known by her real name, Simone Marie Thompson, made headlines as she walked the 2018 Savage X Fenty runway in pasties and lacey lingerie as a 9-month pregnant woman (going into labor immediately after her strut across the stage).
Back in July of 2019, Woods had no idea that a routine dental appointment would leave her with a life-altering diagnosis. During an appointment, her dentist noticed suspicious spots, and took samples for further analysis. Soon after, she received the call informing her that she had stage 3 melanoma.
“I just dropped the phone. I couldn’t even cry,” the 24-year-old recalled in a phone interview. “It was so scary. The first thing I said to my doctor was at least I’m bald already.”
Woods posted a photo of herself and her Love & Hip Hop castmates with a caption that read, “How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it. #atleastimalreadybald.”
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After this post, The Shade Room reached out to Slick and was able to confirm that she is, in fact, battling with Melanoma. She says that she is “currently fighting for her life” and that she is battling with stage 3 melanoma cancer as it spreads.
What Is Melanoma?
Melanoma is a type of skin cancer. It can lead to death if left untreated. Because Woods was diagnosed at stage 3, it’s likely that chemotherapy was suggested as an immediate treatment because, at this stage, the cancer has typically already spread to the lymph nodes.
What’s Next For Slick Woods?
After her diagnosis was revealed, there was an immediate outpouring of love and support from fans, friends, and other professionals in the entertainment industry. Stars like Taraji P. Henson have since reached out to her, stating, “You are already on the other side of this, healthy and strong like it never happened. I adore you.”
She has support flowing from all sides, friends, family, and fans alike, as she fights this aggressive disease. Although