Powerful Story: 'Flip Or Flop' Star Tarek El Moussa Talks About What It's Like Battling Two Cancers

Tarek And Christina El Moussa, Hosts Of HGTV’s Flip Or Flop, Visit Lakewood Center’s Santa HQ
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Mar. 19 2017, Updated 6:46 p.m. ET

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Tarek And Christina El Moussa, Hosts Of HGTV’s Flip Or Flop, Visit Lakewood Center’s Santa HQ
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Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa opened up about his battle with two cancers, testicular and thyroid, in an inspirational post on Instagram.

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“I thought I would share this with everyone... to truly understand how absolutely sick I was,” Moussa wrote in the caption of a photo of him looking frail during his illnesses. “Look at this photo and look at my eyes, I was a skeleton. This took a major toll on my physical and mental health. I know many of my fans have had similar struggles and can relate.”

“The last 3 years were the hardest of my life, I look back and still wonder how I survived. I never quit although I wanted to thousands of times all day every day. This is from hurting my back after battling 2 cancers," he wrote. "I had a 60-pound weight swing from my illnesses. I'm proud to say I didn't quit and I'm in the best shape of my life!! For everyone struggling right now from any situation, remember, keep your head up and don't quit! There is light at the end of the tunnel, stay strong!”

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Moussa looks much better now that he's in remission and getting healthier. He posted another, more recent, photo on Instagram saying that it "represents the hard work" he put in. "I think this picture represents me winning the war against my illnesses," he wrote.

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The reality TV star recently got back together with his wife Christina after filing for divorce. They secretly split last May and filed for divorce in January.

What do you think about Tarek opening up about his battle with cancer? Let us know in the comments. 


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