Prominent Malibuite Brooke Burke diagnosed with thyroid cancer


Television host and famous Malibu local Brooke Burke-Charvet announced last week that she is suffering from thyroid cancer and will undergo surgery to have a nodule removed from her neck. 

I need to have a thyroidectomy. I’m going to have a nice big scar across my neck,” she said in a video posted on her site,

Burke-Charvet said doctors found a lump on her neck during a routine physical earlier this year, which led to multiple rounds of tests and biopsies. After getting test results back within a few weeks, Burke-Charvet said she received the life-changing results. 

“I never, ever, ever thought I was going to get that phone call with bad news,” Burke-Charvet said. 

It took Burke-Charvet months to come to terms with the diagnosis, she said, which is why she held off on revealing it to the public. 

“I’m ready to deal with it and I’m going to be fine,” she said. “I’m going to be strong.” 

Brooke has hosted several television shows and currently co-hosts “Dancing with the Stars,” a show on which she competed and won in 2008.