She’s overcome more heartbreak and devastation in the past five years than many have in a lifetime, but Kerri-anne Kennerley has vowed to keep fighting her demons.
After bravely speaking out about her gun terror with her first husband on Sunday Night – ‘I just went and got the gun, aimed it at him and said: “I will shoot you.” I was in a lot of trouble’ – the entertainer has opened up about a health battle she struggled through.
Speaking in an interview to promote Mount Isa’s Zinc Goes Pink breast cancer fundraiser, KAK revealed her campaign to raise awareness for the devastating disease, which she battled in 2012.
‘The less treatment you need, the better and healthier you will be, so get checks done,’ she told The North West Star.
‘It is important to get women to have breast screening, whatever their age. Still, the majority of breast cancer patients are over 55 years old, right through to 90 and older. Age is no asset. Cancer happens to a family, not just to an individual.
‘The earlier you have a diagnosis, the greater chance of less invasive treatment.’
KAK, 64, also talked about her devastation over her own breast cancer diagnosis, received just a few years before the shocking fall that left her husband John paralysed in 2016.
‘Having cancer is a shock and my head was like an asteroid hurtling around the universe, never knowing when it will land or for how long,’ she went on to reveal. ‘I learned I was not invincible and this insidious disease does not care how old you are, how smart you are, how rich or poor you are, or if you are good or bad.’
‘I learned I was not invincible and this insidious disease does not care how old you are’