Anna Cardwell Started Losing Hair After Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

Actuality TV alum Anna “Chickadee” Cardwell revealed that she has began shedding her hair amid her most cancers battle.

Cardwell, 28, shared before-and-after pictures of her hair with TMZ on Friday, March 31, revealing clumps had been falling out.

TMZ was first to report the information of Cardwell’s analysis in the future earlier. The outlet reported on Thursday, March 30, that the previous TLC persona has stage 4 adrenal carcinoma and has began chemotherapy remedy. Whereas Cardwell has not publicly commented on her well being battle, sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson opened up about watching her huge sister undergo this harrowing ordeal.


“That is what I imply once I say you by no means really know what someone goes by way of at house. Irrespective of how well-known they’re,” the previous Dancing With the Stars Junior contestant, 17, wrote through her Instagram Story on Thursday, sharing a screenshot of the preliminary TMZ report. “I’m very well-known however regular s—t occurs to me and my household & y’all want to comprehend that ASAP.”

The sisters’ household initially rose to fame in 2009, when Alana and mom “Mama” June Shannon appeared on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras. Shannon and Alana’s reputation landed the brood their very own Right here Comes Honey Boo Boo spinoff in 2012. Right here Comes Honey Boo Boo adopted the TLC matriarch’s life along with her 4 daughters.

Shannon, 43, shares Cardwell and Jessica Shannon, 26, with ex David Dunn, and daughter Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, 23, with ex Michael Anthony Ford. The Mama June: From To not Scorching star final welcomed Alana in 2005 with former accomplice Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson.

“I bought bashed as a result of when she was 5 and she or he was doing pageants, we have been doing all the hair and make-up,” Mama June, 43, recalled to Us Weekly completely in Might 2021 of coping with mom-shaming critics all through her time within the highlight. “Now she’s 15, and it’s nonetheless a criminal offense [even though], like, Alana isn’t that 5-year-old lady anymore. She’s 15 and within the tenth grade. … I need [my kids] to specific themselves.”

Anna 'Chickedee' Cardwell Shows Hair Loss After Revealing Stage 4 Cancer Diagnosis

Cardwell can be a mom, sharing daughters Kaitlyn and Kylee — who have been born in 2012 and 2015, respectively — with ex-husband Michael Cardwell. Anna and Michael, 30, finally separated in 2017 after coping with Kaitlyn’s personal medical problem. Their firstborn, then 4, went underneath the knife one yr earlier to take away the additional thumb that she had since start.

“The physician instructed me that she did very, very nicely,” Anna completely instructed Us Weekly in November 2016 of the process. “[At first] she was like, ‘No, Mommy, I’m going to overlook my little finger. I stated, ‘While you grow old, folks would possibly choose on you. You don’t know that.’ She was like, ‘Properly then, Ma, you may get on to them and return and choose at them.’”

She added on the time: “All my mama was frightened about was [if Kaitlyn] have mobility in her thumb after the surgical procedure. That’s why she didn’t need [Kaitlyn] to get it accomplished, and similar for my sisters. … They bought upset at any time when I instructed them. I stated, ‘I actually hope Kylee don’t have it as a result of I don’t wish to undergo it once more.’ My sister Jessica bought type of actually upset about that. After which [Kylee] ended up not having it.”

Kaitlyn has since made a full restoration.