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Rita Wilson on her cancer diagnosis: ‘Tom has blown me away’

The star reveals how hubby Tom Hanks' support helped her in her battle with breast cancer
Rita Wilson on her cancer diagnosis

After being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing a double mastectomy in April, Rita Wilson says the ordeal has only made her and husband Tom Hanks stronger.

“Who knew it would make you even closer?” she revealed in a new interview with the New York Times.

The A-list couple have been married for 27 years but until now, have never had to face any serious medical emergencies – and Rita, 58, said she was “blown away” by how Tom reacted when the sad news came.

“You never know how your spouse is going to react in a situation like this. I was so amazed, so blown away by the care my husband gave me,” she went on.

“It was such a normal, intimate time.”

The star – who has now returned to the Broadway production of ‘Fish in the Dark’ – was only diagnosed with breast cancer after requesting a second opinion, and her experience has encouraged her to speak out about the importance of listening to your gut instinct when it comes to health.

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