NeNe Leakes Says Husband Gregg Is "Transitioning to the Other Side" Amid Cancer Battle

NeNe Leakes gave a candid update about husband Gregg's cancer battle on Aug. 28, sharing that he "is losing his life at this very moment."

By Ryan Gajewski Aug 30, 2021 1:33 AMTags
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NeNe Leakes is providing an emotional update about husband Gregg Leakes' ongoing health battle.

On Saturday, Aug. 29, NeNe told the crowd at her venue The Linnethia Lounge in Duluth, Ga. that Gregg doesn't have much time left in his cancer fight, as seen in footage shared by It's OnSite. NeNe gave the message after an attendee was apparently upset that the 53-year-old reality TV star didn't wish the fan a happy birthday.

"Give us lot of love, OK? My husband is transitioning to the other side," NeNe told the crowd. "People approach and say, 'You're rude because you don't want to say happy birthday.' My husband is at home, dying."

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star—who shares two adult sons with Gregg, 67—continued, "You see my son right here—he's hurting. I'm hurting."

NeNe added that her "husband is losing his life at this very moment." She also stated, "Sometimes you don't know what people are dealing with and what people are going through, OK? My husband is not going to be here in the next couple of days, OK?"

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Additionally, a source tells E! News that Gregg's cancer situation has been tough on the family. 

"Gregg is not doing well," the insider shares. "His health has been declining over the summer. Although this is not entirely unexpected, Nene is not ready to let him go."

In November 2018, NeNe revealed that Gregg was battling stage three colon cancer. In May 2019, NeNe announced that Gregg was now "cancer free," although she shared during an Instagram Live in June 2021 that he had recently undergone surgery after the cancer returned.

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"This is the first time I'm saying something about it," NeNe said in June. "I'd love everybody to pray for Gregg...pray for his strength...and pray for me, too."

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