Big Brother's Kevin Schlehuber Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Big Brother star Kevin Schlehuber just shared a serious health update with his fans.

On Monday evening, Oct. 22, 2018, the reality TV star, who came in fourth place while competing on the hit CBS show in 2017, took to Twitter to reveal that he's been diagnosed with cancer.

"Hi everyone I have some news to share with you," Schlehuber wrote to his followers in a lengthy text post. "Last night I got a call & went to the doctor with my family today. I was told I have cancer." He added, "I'm not posting this for sympathy but to raise awareness. Please go to regular check-ups & doctors appointments. Get tested & always be aware of how you feel." As the 57-year-old went on to note, "I FEEL perfectly healthy but that is not the case."

According to People magazine, the fan-favorite Big Brother alum is a stay-at-home-dad who hails from Boston, Mass. "I will beat this with the love & support from my family and close friends," he continued his recent post. "Again, PLEASE get checked, it can save your life! Thank you for taking the time to read this. I love and appreciate all of you & your supportive words mean more now than ever." 

Alongside heart and prayer hands emojis, Schlehuber concluded his message with, "All my love to you, KEVIN."

Unfortunately, Schlehuber isn't the only celebrity to recently reveal a cancer diagnosis. As Nicki Swift previously reported, WWE star Roman Reigns announced on Monday, Oct. 22, that he would be taking a leave of absence and giving up his WWE Universal Championship title amid his second battle with leukemia. "I've been living with leukemia for 11 years and, unfortunately, it's back and because the leukemia is back, I cannot fulfill my role," the 33-year-old said during an appearance on this week's Monday Night Raw, adding, "I'm not looking for you to feel bad for me because I have faith."

Meanwhile, Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy opened up about his 4-year-old son Ford's cancer battle for the first time on social media this week. "Today is a big day in his and our family's lives," the television mogul wrote in part. "Two years ago, this sweet little innocent boy with a deep belly laugh and an obsession with Monster Trucks was diagnosed with often fatal pediatric cancer." After undergoing "a huge surgery and several difficult procedures" at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Ford is thankfully "thriving" these days. Murphy went on to announce his family's $10 million donation to the facility.