Pop star Taylor Dayne reveals ‘dark’ battle with colon cancer

Pop star Taylor Dayne has opened up about the traumatic experience of battling colon cancer this year following a shocking diagnosis.

above Good Morning Americathe Tell it to my heart The singer revealed she was diagnosed in July 2022, news that completely changed her life.

“Life is precious,” she said. “[The doctor] never even said stage [of cancer]. All I can do is [think]’OK, five months ago, I knew it was nothing.'”

Watch Taylor Dayne’s interview above.

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Taylor Dayne opens up about her colon cancer diagnosis on Good Morning America.
Dayne says she saw “black” when her doctor told her she had cancer. (Good morning America)

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Dayne explained that the cancer was discovered after she had a routine colonoscopy – which she does twice a year.

Once discovered, the 60-year-old woman immediately underwent surgery to remove 25 cm of colon.

Dayne said her world went “dark” when she heard the word “cancer,” but her doctor reassured her that they found her disease early. After the surgery, she was declared cancer-free.

While on the show, the ’80s pop star emphasized the importance of early detection as well as regular testing and screening.

Taylor Dayne in the music video for the 1988 hit
Dayne rose to fame in the late 80s thanks to the pop hit ‘Tell It To My Heart’. (YouTube)

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“When you’re really sick, you don’t have the energy, you really rely on the champions around you, your soldiers, your people,” Dayne said, encouraging viewers to consult. their doctor about their own risk factors. it is in.

“Find a doctor who will tell you the truth. Be a fighter for yourself.”

Taylor Dayne.
The singer and mother-of-two urged viewers to get regular checkups and talk to their doctors about their own risk factors for cancer and illness. (therealtaylordayne/Instagram)

During the interview, Dayne also opened up about some of the trauma she went through during her hospital stay; she explained that she spent some time in the hospital as a child, dealing with a persistent kidney infection.

“For me, being back, I felt like I was 4 years old back in the hospital, basically locked inside my own body with no voice,” she said. “So this challenged me mentally, emotionally. Now I’m back in a therapy program.”

Dayne is the mother of 20-year-old twins Astaria and Levi, who were born through surrogacy.

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