Howard Stern Co-Host Robin Quivers Reveals Cancer Battle

7:54 AM PST 09/09/2013 by THR Staff
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His longtime colleague opens up about her year-long absence from their SiriusXM radio show's studio.

Howard Stern's longtime sidekick Robin Quivers revealed on his SiriusXM radio show Monday morning that she's been battling cancer.

Quivers had been absent from the show's studio for more than a year. She revealed Monday that she'd been undergoing treatment for cancer in her uterine tissue. She went through four rounds of radiation and chemotherapy, she said, and three-and-a-half months ago she went to the doctor and found out she was cured.

In May of 2012, she said she would be undergoing "a procedure" to remove a tumor on her bladder, NBC News reported. It wasn't until after that procedure that doctors discovered she had cancer.

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During that initial treatment, Stern said Monday he was freaking out, fearing the worst, which may explain why he said things on the air at the time that indicated he was worried about losing his longtime co-host, "Doing a show without Robin is like cutting off my left arm. Or my right arm. Or maybe both."

"She was my backbone, you understand," Stern said. "Where I would lose courage, Robin always had the courage. She always is the brave one. Always the brave one with me. I could go to her, and I could always rely on her."

Stern has said multiple times that he would not continue the show without Quivers.

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When she announced she was having her procedure, Stern said, "I'll f---ing kill you if you have cancer. I'm not doing the show without you … I'm quitting if you're not doing the show."

Stern said Monday of Quivers' battle, "I thought she was a goner," noting that he still gets chills listening to her story.

Stern's show tweeted updates about Quivers' news, which are embedded below.

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