Oh no! ‘Mob Wives’ star Big Ang was hospitalized after complaining about pain in her neck… and now, sadly, doctors have delivered her some scary news.
Sad news for Mob Wives star Big Ang, 51. Doctors have reportedly found a large tumor in the reality star’s throat after she entered the hospital complaining of serious neck pain. Sometime before April 2, the television personality was admitted back into a Staten Island hospital where she’s expected to have removal surgery soon.
Big Ang Hospitalized For Throat Tumor — Having Surgery
It is unknown yet whether or not Ang’s large tumor is cancerous, but, unfortunately, the growth is already pretty massive — the size of a lemon, reports TMZ. Poor Ang!
Ang, whose full name is Angela Raiola, made her last public appearance on March 31, just days before news broke about her terrifying ordeal. At the time she kept herself very covered up in a turtleneck and oversized fur coat, hiding her neck from view — and now we know why.
Our thoughts remain with Big Ang during this scary time. Hopefully her removal surgery goes well and she makes a full recovery!
Did Smoking Contribute To Big Ang’s Throat Tumor?
Although it hasn’t been confirmed that smoking contributed to Ang’s diagnosis, it’s well-known that she loves to light up. In fact, in a 2013 interview with NJ.com, she even admitted that she didn’t have plans to quit at any time.
“I [quit] every year for like two months and then I go back,” she said. “I don’t want to smoke, but I just can’t help it. Now, they give you this medicine and I don’t like to take medicine. They want to give you this stuff — they say it gives you crazy nightmares. I don’t need that. I’ll just smoke.”
Ang was scheduled to begin shooting a new reality show when she first started experiencing the neck pain, and now the status of the show remains unknown.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Big Ang will be okay? Should she share this journey on reality TV?
— Alyssa Norwin