Brooke Burke-Charvet Talks Life After Cancer & Dancing Favorites: Zendaya Is ‘A Vision Of Beauty’
First Published: March 28, 2013 2:31 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Brooke Burke-Charvet is happy and healthy following a scary bout with thyroid cancer.
The mom of four stopped by Access Hollywood Live on Thursday to give us an update on her health and said she’s under the watchful eye of her doctors — but other than that, is completely healthy.
“[I get] blood work every six months and I take a synthetic [thyroid hormone] pill – which I’d done anyway because I have Hashimoto’s [disease],” Brooke told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover, when asked about her current healthcare regimen. “I think I skated through this one with flying colors, thank God.”
While the cancer diagnosis and resulting thyroidectomy surgery were not easy, the “Dancing with the Stars” co-host said the situation was especially difficult for her husband, David Charvet.
“It was harder on my husband I think, because he was trying to be the rock. He was trying to be so strong for me,” she said. “People really need to realize when you go through something like that, it’s the whole family. It’s not just the patient.”
As for her thoughts on “DWTS” Season 16 (which kicked off on March 18), Brooke — who is also currently working as a paid spokesperson for Claritin — said she’s in awe of Disney Channel star (and AccessHollywood.com guest “DWTS” blogger!) Zendaya.
“She’s amazing,” Brooke said of the 16-year-old actress, who’s paired with pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy on the ABC show. “She’s a vision of beauty – hands, toes, everything. She’s unbelievable.”
“Dancing with the Stars” returns Monday at 8/7c on ABC.
-- Erin O’Sullivan
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