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E! News an­chor Maria Me­nounos has re­vealed she learned she had a brain tu­mor while car­ing for her mother, who has stage 4 brain cancer.

Upon re­ceiv­ing the di­ag­no­sis, Me­nounos tells Peo­ple mag­a­zine: “I didn’t cry. I ac­tu­ally laughed. It’s so sur­real and crazy and un­be­liev­able that my mom has a brain tu­mor — and now I have one too?”

Her doctor re­moved 99.9 per­cent of the be­nign tu­mor last month on her 39th birth­day. She is at home re­cov­er­ing af­ter a six-day hospi­tal stay. The mag­a­zine also gives an up­date on Me­nounos’ mother, Litsa; the lat­est MRI re­veals that her cancer is sta­ble.

E! on Mon­day an­nounced that Me­nounos will step down as coan­chor of “E! News.”

She joined the net­work in 2014 and had been co-an­chor since 2015.

She also has worked for “Ex­tra” and “Ac­cess Hol­ly­wood,” and she com­peted on “Dancing With the Stars.” She danced with Derek Hough, and she placed fourth — be­hind winner Don­ald Driver, run­ner-up Kather­ine Jenk­ins and third-place fin­isher Wil­liam Levy.

Jor­dan Strauss, In­vi­sion

E! News an­chor Maria Me­nounos un­der­went surgery to re­move a golf-ball-size tu­mor dis­cov­ered in Fe­bru­ary.

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