Maria Menounous Leaves E Due To Battle With Brain Tumor
We are saddened to report breaking news this morning that E! News host Maria Menounos has stepped down from her position there due to an ongoing battle with a brain tumor.
In a statement to People, where she also revealed she underwent surgery to remove the tumor, Menounos said, “I am so grateful for the past three years at E!, I had such an amazing time co-hosting with Jason Kennedy and working everyday with the wonderful roster of talent on the show including producers, staff and crew. It was such a special, good-hearted group and one I’ll always consider family. A special thank you to [NBCUniversal Cable’s] Frances Berwick and [E! president] Adam Stotsky for all the support they have shown me through the years especially during these tough times. I will truly miss everyone and looking forward to this next chapter in my life.”
Menounos claims she doesn’t have full balance yet and that her face is still numb. She also has revealed her mother currently has stage four brain cancer.
We will keep both Menounos and her Mom at the forefront of our thoughts and prayers.