Although it seems impossible for celebrities to keep anything private between paparazzi and invasive media, some stars have still managed to surprise us with shocking announcements about their health. While a lot of celebrities are open about their battles with cancer, many prefer to deal with it privately and only open up about it after treatment, where some never say anything at all. Check out some celebrities who secretly battled cancer.
11. Angelina Jolie
In 2013, Angelina Jolie underwent a preventive double masectomy after she was told she had a very high risk of developing breast cancer, and soon after also underwent a preventive oophorectomy because of the risk of ovarian cancer. While she was very open about both surgeries and her decisions, the actress still came under fire because many thought she was being too “extreme” in her precautions. As it turns out, however, and what Jolie did not state at the time, she had already been informed she was in the very early stages of ovarian cancer and did the surgery to combat it as soon as possible.