Sandra Lee Recovering After Breast Cancer Surgery With Boyfriend Governor Andrew Cuomo By Her Side

See a sweet photo of the Food Network star in the hospital with her man by her side

By Brett Malec May 19, 2015 7:55 PMTags
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Sandra Lee is recovering after successfully undergoing breast cancer surgery this morning.

The 48-year-old Food Network star, who announced she's battling breast cancer just last week, is resting up after a double mastectomy earlier today.

Lee's team gave an update on her hospitalization Tuesday on Facebook. "Dear Facebook family, We've got an update on Sandra: the day started out in the middle of the night. She was up before 4a.m. to prep for surgery. Governor Andrew Cuomo drove Sandra and her sister Kimber to the hospital," they wrote. "She and Governor Cuomo chatted with the medical staff and thanked them for all their care and concern. After Sandra was stepped in to an operating gown, the governor joined her dressed in scrubs—with a neat tie underneath. When the medical staff rolled a gurney in to wheel Sandra to the O.R., she said she'd rather walk. And so she did, with the governor by her side down the long hospital corridors."


They added that in the O.R. "Governor Cuomo stayed by her side until she fell asleep, and the surgeons got to work. Thank you for your kind notes!"

Cuomo also released a statement on the status of his longtime girlfriend. "Around 8 a.m. this morning, Sandy underwent surgery that concluded just before 1 p.m. I am happy to report that she is doing as well as can be expected and has begun the post-surgery recovery process," the politico says. "On behalf of Sandy and myself, I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers over the last few days. Your support has meant the world to us."

Lee's Facebook later posted a precious photo of Lee and Cuomo in the hospital together both dressed in scrubs. "A new update: Sandra is out of surgery!" they shared. "She is currently in a recovery room with Governor Cuomo and her sister Kimber. She's still a little groggy, but grateful the surgery is completed for today. Check them out- stylish even in scrubs!"