What's the Buzz

Big Brother Contestant Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Big Brother

Kevin Schlehuber, who competed on Big Brother’s 19th season in 2017, revealed that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

Schlehuber announced the sad news on Twitter and Instagram Monday night with a screenshot of a note he had typed out on his phone.

“Hi everyone I have some news to share with you. Last night I got a call & went to the doctor with my family today. I was told I have cancer,” he wrote. “I’m not posting this for sympathy but to raise awareness. Please go to regular check-ups & doctors appointments. Get tested & always be aware of how you feel.”

View this post on Instagram

Hi everyone I have some news to share with you. Last night I got a call & went to the doctor with my family today. I was told I have cancer. I’m not posting this for sympathy but to raise awareness. Please go to regular check-ups & doctors appointments. Get tested & always be aware of how you feel. I FEEL perfectly healthy but that is not the case. I will beat this with the love & support from my family and close friends. Again, PLEASE get checked, it can save your life! Thank you for taking the time to read this. I love and appreciate all of you & your supportive words mean more now than ever. All my love to you, KEVIN ???? #Family #LOVE #CANCERSUCKS #standuptocancer #fuckcancer #CANCERAWARENESS #BB19

A post shared by Kevin Schlehuber (@bb19kevin) on

He continued, writing that nothing tipped him off to the diagnoses aside from his check-up. “I FEEL perfectly healthy but that is not the case. I will beat this with the love & support from my family and close friends. Again, PLEASE get checked, it can save your life!” he said.

“Thank you for taking the time to read this. I love and appreciate all of you & your supportive words mean more now than ever. All my love to you, KEVIN,” he concluded, adding a heart and praying hands emoji.

Schlehuber, 57, who made it to week 11 before being evicted from the house, was a fan- and houseguest-favorite on the show.

He has not said what type of cancer he was diagnosed with or what the doctor’s prognosis is. Other than thanking those who have reached out to him following his announcement, he has not given any more information.

Many former contestants of the CBS show responded to his announcement offering their support.