Rapper Berner Feels 'Strong and Motivated' After Opening Up About Cancer Battle

After unveiling his medical concerns, the 'El Chivo' rapper says that he is 'extremely grateful to have such an amazing family and support system and team at cookies.'

AceShowbiz - Rapper Berner has revealed that he is fighting cancer. After opening up about his health scare on his social media platform, the "Best Thang Smokin" rapper admitted to feeling "strong and motivated."

"I felt that good energy yesterday, and I'm really glad I opened up to everyone, fighting something like this in private would of been a lonely nightmare," the 39-year-old rapper wrote in an Instagram post shared on Thursday, October 14. "I can't thank everyone enough for all the love and advice and positive energy, my whole family felt it. I'm up feeling strong and motivated and about to get some cardio in before the studio. I'm back in album mode!"

In his post, Berner, whose real name is Gilbert Anthony Milam Jr., included a screenshot of his Twitter post that read, "I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming amount of love and support, it really helped more then you can imagine and gave me the energy and motivation needed to stay Positive in this fight." He added, "I am ready to karate kick cancer in the d**k, I'm so glad i am not doing this alone!"

Berner first divulged his cancer diagnosis on October 13. Taking to his Instagram feed, the "Slimey Individualz" artist penned, "I think what made cookies so special and my music career so special was always being transparent and sharing my journey with you guys. So I figured instead of fighting this alone, I wanted the people who got me where I'm at today to fight with me. 3 weeks ago they founded traces of cancer in a series of blood tests."

"Today I went in for a procedure hoping to get off easy and found out I have a major fight ahead of me," Berner continued. "If you know me, this has always been my biggest fear, but I am content with where I'm at and what I'm facing as well as every possible outcome."

Berner further explained that he "will probably miss a few events and will be back as soon as [his] mind and body permits." He also urged his followers to "pay attention to their body and health." He added, "If you have cancer in your family, there is blood tests you can take like i did to check for over 40 kinds of cancer."

"I'm so glad I did because knowing is half the battle. It's time for the biggest challenge of my life and I'm ready!" Berner concluded his post. He then expressed his gratitude to outpouring support from his fans as saying, "Again thank your for everyone of you! The reason I'm in such a good place mentally is because of you! We built something so powerful, organic and genuine it still blows my mind."

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