E! News host has brain tumour

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July 04, 2017
Maria Menounos

NEW YORK (AP):

Maria Menounos said she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumour and has announced her resignation from E! News.

Menounos told People magazine that she underwent surgery last month to remove a golf-ball-sized tumour discovered in February.

Menounos said 99.9 per cent of the tumour was removed during the seven-hour procedure on June 8. She said there's a small chance that it could come back.

E! said Monday that Menounos is leaving the network after three years. The cable network said it believes Menounos will tackle her health struggles "with the same fierce dedication she is known for."

The 39-year-old said her face is still numb from the surgery but should be back to normal soon.

Menounos is also caring for her mother, who has stage-four brain cancer.