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Witney Carson Reveals Why She Hid Her Skin Cancer Diagnosis From 'Dancing With The Stars'

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Witney shared with the outlet that when she was diagnosed with melanoma, which is a form of skin cancer, she didn’t tell the show over fears it would cost her the entire first season.

“All of a sudden I get diagnosed with melanoma and of course, being myself, I’m like ‘It’s fine. I can still go on the show,’” she said.

Witney added, “I think I was embarrassed only in the fact that I was an athlete and I was supposed to be encompassing everything healthy and fit. I was supposed to be doing all the right things to be an athlete, and so it was embarrassing for me to be like, ‘Yes, I had, I was sick. I was literally sick.’ The producers didn’t know. My partner didn’t know. I wanted people to think I was perfectly healthy.”

Read even more about Witney‘s battle with skin cancer at our sister site, JustJaredJr.com.

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