Normani fans left worried by 'f**k cancer' tweet, speculate mother's breast cancer has returned
'I did it once and I’ll do it again! #CancerWho,' says Normani's mother, Andrea Hamilton
Normani fans have grown worried after the contemporary R&B singer and her mother, Andrea Hamilton, shared some concerning posts on social media recently. Initially, Normani wrote "f**k cancer" on Twitter on October 11, leaving many fans surprised by the nature of her tweet.
"What happened?" asked a fan, adding, "i don’t know what happened but i hope you’re okay." Another fan asked, "Omg are you okay sis?" A fan on learning of why she posted this tweet wrote: "Sending prayers for your mom and family normani you’re both strong women she’s gonna beat this."
i don’t know what happened but i hope you’re okay— ً (@wotvibes) October 11, 2020
omg are you okay sis?— ً (@grandekordei) October 11, 2020
Sending prayers for your mom and family normani you’re both strong women she’s gonna beat this 💪🏽❤️🤍 pic.twitter.com/WLlrdDQ2xu— KiKi (@Kikirani19) October 12, 2020
Normani's message was then followed by that of her mother's, several hours later, which seemingly alludes to her breast cancer having relapsed. With a photo of her holding a rosary, Andrea quoted the Bible in her post caption, saying, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me 🙏🏾" . She added, "I did it once and I’ll do it again! #CancerWho." You can view her post by clicking here.
Many fans were quick to support Normani's mom. "You did... and you will!!!! 🤎🙏🏽🤎🙏🏽 the best is yet to come Drea," said a fan while another wrote, "You’re a warrior! Stay strong I’ll be praying for you and your family! ♥️ Sending my love to you all."
Normani herself replied to her mother's post, saying, "The strongest woman that I know 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 ! my warrior." Her post even drew the attention of MTV, who said, "You’ve got this!!! ❤️❤️❤️" from their Instagram account.
Normani was about five years old when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. In 2017, she opened up about her mother's cancer with ET after she participated in her first breast cancer walk, American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, in Santa Monica, California. "She's a 16-year survivor" she told ET at the time, adding, "It's really special to be able to walk alongside her and our family and friends who came out." Speaking of the event, Normani noted, "It was one of the best experiences and most memorable that I've had. It was honestly so surreal, exhilarating, exciting, emotional -- just a range of different emotions and feelings, because it's a cause so dear to my heart and close to me and my family because of our experience, my mom going through breast cancer."
In a 2018 interview with Paper Magazine, Normani and her mother shared further details about her early diagnosis and how they survived such a difficulty. "It's definitely a bonding experience now," Normani explained. "Our biggest thing is that we're so grateful God brought us out of that situation and out of that darkness. It's part of our purpose and part of our service, to be able to go out and share with people, and to say, 'We're here for you and we've also been through that darkness as well, but there's really light at the end of the tunnel.'" Normani noted, "I just want people to feel supported and heard and know that we're here. We'd be foolish not to share out testimony."