Actor and “America’s Got Talent” host Terry Crews and wife Rebecca are in it for the long haul. As she faces another health scare, Rebecca can take comfort in knowing she has a supportive husband by her side.
Rebecca is known for her commitment to family and faith. She regularly hosts prayer sessions with her fans, but the actress, singer and cancer survivor recently had to cancel one to focus on her health.
“I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to skip Monday night prayer tonight,” she said in a recent Instagram video. “Just pray for me. I am having A CT scan of my heart tomorrow because when I did my physical… my doctor thought he saw something looked a little funny on my stress test.”
Rebecca said it’s been “a privilege” to pray with her “family of God” every week, but she needed a “lay low kinda evening” with Terry.
“I’m going to be with my husband tonight, and we have, you know, just catching up because he’s been working like crazy,” she said. “And so I hate to not be with you all, but I really feel like the Lord said it’s fine and to go ahead and take the night off.”
Likely making a nod to her previous battle against breast cancer, Rebecca goes on to say her faith has helped her through many obstacles thus far – and she’s confident it won’t fail her now.
“I believe that Jesus heals, and that I have not only had many wonderful healings in my lifetime, I’m standing for some more ’cause you know long as you live you have to stand,” she said. “I’m standing and declaring good health – great health… but just wanted you to know I’m gonna handle some business with family tonight.
“I love you guys.”
Rebecca Crews Faced Cancer With Terry Crews by Her Side
We’re applauding Rebecca Crews for taking the time to step back and rest with her husband, Terry Crews. But this is not the first time we’ve seen the two supporting each other through life’s challenges.
Rebecca was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2020 following a mammogram and ultrasound. Thinking back to the day she revealed her diagnosis to him, Terry said he was astounded by his wife’s bravery.
“I actually had a mild panic attack,” Terry told SurvivorNet. “The only way I can describe it, I felt like my insides were melting.”
“But Rebecca’s strength was so amazing.”
Seeing his wife ready to fight, Terry knew he had to step up and support her in any way he could. That’s when he started looking at the diagnosis differently.
“My wife and I have been through a lot of things,” Terry said. “We’ve lost homes; we’ve lost children before — things that would have taken a lot of people out — and we survived them all.
“I looked at it like an opportunity. This is what love is. When you look at the marriage vows it’s not when everything’s great. This is where the rubber meets the road.”
Thankfully, Rebecca’s double mastectomy was a success and she remains free of the disease today.
“I am thankful to be alive,” she previously told SurvivorNet ahead of her one-year cancer diagnosis anniversary. “I continue to be monitored by an oncologist and I’m still cancer-free.
“As a survivor, and one who is so because of early detection, I encourage women everywhere to get themselves tested regularly, because early detection saves lives.”
Support During a Health Battle
Facing any sort of health battle can be extremely overwhelming, so having support is crucial. That being said, it’s crucial to know your limits on what you can handle as your prioritize your recovery from a health issue.
“Going through [cancer] treatment is a very vulnerable and emotionally exhausting experience,” licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Marianna Strongin wrote in a column for SurvivorNet. “Noticing what you have strength for and what is feeling like too much… [is] extremely important to pay attention to as you navigate treatment.”
Still, our experts say support can be very beneficial. Especially when it comes to dealing with loneliness.
“Studies have found consistently that loneliness is a significant risk factor for physical and mental illnesses and the trajectory of recovery,” Dr. Strongin wrote. “Therefore, it will be important that you surround yourself with individuals who care and support you throughout your treatment.”
In a previous interview with SurvivorNet, actress and melanoma survivor Jill Kargman attested to benefit of having a supportive partner during her cancer battle. She, like Rebecca Crews, saw the experience strengthen her relationship.
“I think cancer is a great way to find out if you’re with the love of your life or a shithead,” she said. “I think it presses the fast forward button on getting to the bottom of that answer, because a lot of people in middle age are kind of at a crossroads, waiting for their kids to fly the coop.
“I think if you’re with someone who is not supportive and kind of emotionally checked out or doesn’t tell you you’re still beautiful with that, this might not be your person.”
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