Singer and now Chef Kelis husband Mike Mora recently took to social media to reveals he has been battling stage 4 stomach cancer for a year, with doctors telling him that he only has 18 months to live at the time of his diagnosis!
According to Page Six, Mora explained on Instagram that he started feeling the symptoms once he moved to a farm outside of LA last year, noting experiencing the worst pain from this stomach.
“Loss of appetite. Pain in my back also started to creep in…finally decided to do something about it,” writes Mora in a post last week. Mora also adds, “I thought the whole time that I just had an ulcer. With no idea what was about to come my way,” he continued. “Here I was, in a hospital bed, during the middle of the pandemic. All alone.”
Later Mora was diagnosed with gastric adenocarcinoma. Gastric adenocarcinoma is a type of stomach cancer. Mora underwent an endoscopic biopsy to find out that it speeded drastically to his lymph nodes and back. On Instagram, Mora writes “I am posting this…after so much thought. Many hours thinking of what the right thing to do is. Not because of a selfish reason. Not because I want people to feel bad or sorry for me and my family. I am posting this because life is full of the most unexpected situations.”
“I never thought this could happen to me. At just 36, with 3 kiddos, and a wife that loves me. I want to be able to help those that might be experiencing something like this- a life altering disease full of questions and doubt- maybe, hopefully.”
He also continues, “By showing that it’s possible to make it through. You always see people post about how life is too short. How you should reach out to those you love no matter where life has taken you. It is the truth. Don’t take your time here, your time with friends, family, for granted. S–t can be over just like that!”
Mora also sends thanks to his fans for showing support after showing his journey via social media. “It has been incredibly overwhelming. Receiving all the love and words of encouragement. I am so grateful,” he said. “It’s been emotional. But overall I think it’s making me stronger.” Also by adding, “I have never had so many messages in my life. [heart] to all.”
Mike Mora and Kelis married in 2014 and have two kids together In September of 2020, they welcomed their first daughter together and have a 5-year-old son named Shepherd. Kelis also has a 12-year-old son with her ex-husband, rapper Nas. Let us send prayers and encouragement to this beautiful family.