Popular war correspondent for CNN, Christiane Amanpour has announced that she has recently undergone “major surgery” for ovarian cancer and faced months of chemotherapy treatment.
The CNN Chief International Anchor announced on Twitter, “Like millions of women around the world, I’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
“I’ve had successful major surgery to remove it and am now undergoing several months of chemotherapy for the very best long term prognosis.”
Some personal news from me: pic.twitter.com/D5noRnfXfA
— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) June 14, 2021
British-born Amanpour previously hosted ABC’s “This Week”.
She first became known to the CNN audience internationally for her coverage of the 1991 Gulf War that followed Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait.
She has interviewed many of the world’s leaders and newsmakers over the past two decades and reported from hotspots such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda and the Balkans.