Singer Normani reveals mom’s breast cancer has returned

Normani tells her mother 'We Got This Mommy'

Singer Normani took to Instagram to share that her mother’s breast cancer has returned.

The former Fifth Harmony member shared her mother’s Instagram post on her story. The photo showed her mother, Andrea Hamilton’s hand holding a rosary. The singer wrote “we got this mommy,” above the photo.

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The singer has opened up about her mother’s struggle with breast cancer in the past. In an interview with Paper magazine in 2018, the ladies sat down with the publication and told them how they managed her to get through Hamilton’s breast cancer scare when Normani was just 5-years-old.

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“I remember that moment like it was yesterday. I came home from school and I didn’t recognize my mom,” the singer told the publication.

“At the time I was very young. It’s hard for anyone to be able to comprehend that one of their loved ones is that ill and could possibly not be with them anymore, but being a five-year-old trying to understand that was even more difficult.”

Normani is also a partner with the American Cancer Society, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer. It also says the best way to prevent cancer is by making, “healthy choices like eating right, staying active and not smoking. It’s also important to follow recommended screening guidelines, which can help detect certain cancers early.”

Hamilton offered her own advice on how to remain cancer free and how she feels about the work her daughter is doing with, American Cancer Society.  

“I’m very proud of Normani to be able to share this with me, because she’s growing into being a young woman herself, and using her voice and her platform to help spread awareness is very important. Early detection is so important. Breast cancer is spreading so widely, and it comes at all ages now. It’s very important that the young generation knows how important it is to do your self exams and get checked on a regular basis. The more educated young women become, the better we can fight this disease.”

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On Hamilton’s post featuring the rosary she wrote, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ?? I did it once and I’ll do it again! #CancerWho.” In the comment section of the post per People magazine, her daughter wrote, “the strongest woman that I know.” 

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