Since NeNe Leakes confirmed in June that her husband, Gregg Leakes, has cancer, The Real Housewives of Atlanta a couple has been open about his health and their journey to fight the disease.
On tonight’s season 11 premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta — Gregg Leakes’ cancer will be discussed.
In an emotional clip below, NeNe Leakes’ husband meets with his family and close friends to discuss his health crisis.
The 63-year-old admits that the lowest point in his battle so far was the moment when he was diagnosed, and he wrote a farewell letter to his wife.
“I guess the scariest part about all of this is when we got to the hospital and the doctor saying that we need to do surgery on you tonight or you ain’t going to make it,” Gregg says. “And so I went over and prayed to God and I told Him, ‘If it’s time, let’s go. I don’t fear death, I don’t want to go. If my work here is finished here, take care of them, let’s go.'”
“I wrote a note to my doctor and I told him to give it to you if I didn’t come out,” Gregg says, breaking down in tears. “Writing that note was the hardest thing I ever did in my life.”
Gregg pulled through the surgery, and was prepared to fight for his life, “You never know what’s in you until you at that door,” Gregg reveals in the episode. “I never thought I had it in me to fight cancer. Now, I want to beat cancer’s ass.”
The Real Housewives of Atlanta season 11 premieres on November 4, on Bravo.