Tarek El Moussa has undoubtedly had a rollercoaster year.
The HGTV star posted a heartfelt message about his highs and lows lately on Instagram and opened about how his struggle to regain his health after a cancer battle.
"I thought I would share this with everyone…to truly understand how absolutely sick I was," he said alongside a photo of himself during his most difficult times fighting the illness.
"This took a major toll on my physical and mental health. I know many of my fans have had similar struggles and can relate. The last 3 years were the hardest of my life, I look back and still wonder how I survived. I never quit although I wanted to thousands of times all day every day."
The father of two added, "This is from hurting my back after battling 2 cancers…I had a 60-pound weight swing from my illnesses. I'm proud to say that I didn't quit and I'm in the best shape of my life!!"
Tarek had a final message of hope for his fans and followers who also find themselves going through a dark time.
"For everyone struggling right now from any situation, remember, keep your head up and don't quit! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, stay strong!"