Normani’s mother’s cancer has returned.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me 🙏🏾 I did it once and I’ll do it again! #CancerWho,” Andrea Hamilton captioned a photo of her holding a crucifix on Instagram Sunday.
“The strongest woman that I know! My warrior,” Normani, 24, commented.
The “Motivation” singer also shared her mom’s photo on her Instagram Story and added, “we got this mommy [heart emoji].”
Hamilton first battled breast cancer when the former Fifth Harmony singer was just 5 years old.
“I didn’t know much about breast cancer, and though I was always educated by my doctors to do my self breast exams and everything, I took it for granted,” Hamilton told Paper magazine in 2018. “You can kind of turn a blind eye until it actually happens to you. I was about 33 years old and I wasn’t doing my breast exams on a regular basis. I don’t know what it was but something told me to check that day that I found the lump. I immediately went to the doctor. By doing my own self breast exam I caught it at an early stage.”
Hamilton recalled having to shave her head when her hair started falling out, which scared a then-toddler Normani.
“All Normani knew was that mommy had gotten sick. When I started going through chemotherapy and radiation, my hair started falling out, so one day, my husband shaved my head. … It frightened her; she didn’t know what was going on,” Hamilton shared.
“That was one of the hardest times of my life—to not just go through what I was going through but to have my child feel fearful about what was happening.”