Mama June Shannon’s eldest daughter Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell, has reportedly been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
According to TMZ, the 28-year-old received her adrenal carcinoma diagnosis in January.
Cancer was detected in Cardwell’s liver, kidney, and lung after she went through a set of tests for stomach pain. The family is said to be optimistic about her chances of recovery, and doctors are currently monitoring her response to the chemotherapy before making any further decisions.
Anna, who starred in “Toddlers & Tiaras,” and “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” with her mother and sister, recently completed her initial chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with an undisclosed illness.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, Cardwell’s younger sister, took to her Instagram Stories on March 30 to share a screenshot of the TMZ article and wrote, “This is what I mean when I say you never truly know what somebody is going through at home. No matter how famous they are. I’m very famous but normal s—t happens to me and my family & y’all need to realize that ASAP.”
Cardwell is the eldest among the daughters of TLC matriarch, 43-year-old Shannon, whom she shares with her ex-husband David Dunn. Shannon also has a daughter named Jessica, who is 26 years old, with Dunn. In addition, Mama June: From Not to Hot personality has a daughter named Lauryn, who is 23 years old, with her ex-partner Michael Anthony Ford, and a daughter named Alana, who is 17 years old, with her former partner, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.
The former star of Toddlers and Tiaras, Anna Cardwell, is a mother of two daughters, Kaitlyn and Kylee, whom she welcomed in 2012 and 2015, respectively, with her ex-husband Michael Cardwell. Currently, Anna is dating her boyfriend Eldridge Toney.
The couple separated in 2017. In the past, they had to face a traumatic medical crisis when their daughter Kaitlyn, who was four years old at the time, had to undergo surgery to remove the extra thumb she was born with.
Just a few days before the news of Anna’s health condition surfaced, the reality TV personality shared a new selfie on her Instagram account on Tuesday. This post was her first addition to her Instagram Grid since July 2022.
“Well I ain’t posted here in a while,” she wrote. “Your girl is back sorry for the photo dump that’s going to happen hahah I love y’all and I hope y’all hope y’all are having a good week #imback #2023 #tiktok.”
The post has since been flooded with well-wishes from her 221,000 followers.