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Rita Wilson Rejoices Being 'Five Years Cancer Free' While Recovering From Coronavirus

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By Natalie Hunter

March 29th is an important date for Rita Wilson. She revealed in an emotional Instagram post that it marks the fifth year that she has been tested and deemed cancer free. According to People, Rita Wilson was diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer in 2015. She was fortunately able to have it surgically removed. Four years into her cancer free life, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her tribute comes just after fully recovering from coronavirus.

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Wilson posted a picture of herself and Larry David yesterday Sunday, March 29th 2020 on Instagram and wrote a heartfelt speech in the captions.

“This date, March 29, represents a time of great happiness,” Wilson began in the captions of her post. “I was on Broadway starring with Larry David in his play Fish In The Dark before finding out I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. March 29 also marks five years of being cancer free after having had a bilateral mastectomy.”


She went on to thank all of the people who stood by her side and helped her recover during that time and expressed that she feels truly blessed.

“I am so thankful for my health, for the doctors, nurses, friends and family who got me through that time,” she continued. “You, online friends, also need to be thanked because your prayers and optimism were felt deeply. And, so thankful for the blessings God has bestowed on me, then and now.”

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She also shared the joy she felt when she was honored with a star on the walk of fame on the same day.

“One year ago on March 29, I was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a street, that as a child, I’d walk on and read all the names of the stars I admired, never believing one day my name would be on one of those stars,” she wrote. “And one year ago today, I released my fourth album, Halfway to Home.”

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“Every day I get to make music is a gift,” Wilson added. “So much has happened musically in that one year. So much goodness. All of this would not be possible without good health. So, today, March 29, I am celebrating the beauty of this life, the blessings God has given, and my continued good health, even now as a COVID 19 survivor,” she ended her note. “Please take a moment today to acknowledge the amazing creation your bodies are and to thank it for doing so much.”

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