Mathew Knowles, the father of pop singers Beyonce and Solange Knowles, has revealed he has been diagnosed with breast cancer and the 67-year-old has spoken about his condition in an interview with Good Morning America.
In a clip shared by GMA, a somber Knowles can be seen sitting across from Michael Strahan, as he’s asked what it was like to tell his family about his diagnosis.
.@MathewKnowles’ message for others after his breast cancer diagnosis: “I’m hoping by me coming here today, speaking out, letting folks know, that you can survive this but it has to be early detection and I can’t overemphasize the word early.” https://t.co/zMRJ4O03lS pic.twitter.com/pctiQAP4Y8
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 2, 2019
Knowles managed Beyonce during the late 1990’s while she was part of Destiny’s Child, and the early part of her solo career.
The two cut professional ties in 2011 but both say the split was amicable.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention says breast cancer kills 41,000 women and nearly 500 men in the U.S. every year.