Fox Nation Host Britt McHenry Says She Has a Brain Tumor

February 28, 2020 Updated: February 28, 2020
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Fox Nation host Britt McHenry announced Thursday that she will undergo surgery for a brain tumor, saying that she was reluctant to make the news public.

“I was trying to keep this relatively private. But as usual, things are being said without my consent,” she wrote on Twitter. “I have a brain tumor. I’m with an amazing medical team and surgery is imminent. Thank you for continued support and understanding at this time.”

Days before she made the announcement, McHenry, 33, wrote that she was slated to get an MRI and received “good and bad” news but didn’t confirm that she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

“Overwhelmed by the support by friends & strangers alike. With the best surgeons and doctors. Just another thing to take on. Please I can’t stress enough, make your check-ups. Get an MRI early. It could have saved me,” McHenry wrote on social media.

McHenry, who previously worked for ESPN, joined Fox News as a contributor in 2018. She currently hosts the Fox Nation show “Un-PC.”

“The View” pundit Meghan McCain, whose father, former Sen. John McCain, died in 2018 of brain cancer, offered her support. McCain was diagnosed a year before that.

“Sending love and strength Brit. Please let me know if there’s anything we can do,” McCain wrote in reply to McHenry.

“Sending so much love and prayer your way, Britt. You got this!” ESPN NFL reporter Jenna Laine wrote on Twitter.

“SportsCenter” anchor Kevin Negandhi wrote a message of support, saying: “I’m so sorry Britt. Praying for continued strength as you fight this.”

Former Fox News and NBC host Megyn Kelly also wished her well. “Sending you much love and strength. We are all behind you,” she said in response.

Several months ago, McHenry sued Fox News and her former co-host, Tyrus, for alleged sexual harassment. Tyrus, born George Murdoch, hosted the Fox Nation show “Un-PC” with McHenry between December 2018 and February 2019.

McHenry is accusing Murdoch of harassing her via “sexually inappropriate comments to her in person, and also via text message” on several occasions, according to reports.

But Fox said her lawsuit “recycles the same allegations she filed with the New York State Division of Human Rights in October, to which we filed a response on Friday. As we have previously stated, Ms. McHenry’s allegations have been fully investigated and we are confident our actions will be deemed entirely appropriate in litigation. We expect all of her claims to be dismissed,” according to CBS News.