Reality star Anna ‘Chickadee’ Cardwell, daughter of Mama June Shannon, has been diagnosed with cancer, according to People.
Cardwell, 28, was diagnosed with stage 4 adrenal carcinoma in January. The cancer was also found in her liver, kidney and lung.
According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Cardwell’s family is “very hopeful” she will pull through the diagnosis. Caldwell has two children, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, born in 2012, and Kylee Madison, born in 2015. She is divorced from Michael Cardwell.
She posted this week that she was returning to Instagram after having been off the social media site.
“Well I ain’t posted here in a while,” she wrote. “Your girl is back sorry for the photo dump that’s going to happen hahah I love y’all and I hope y’all hope y’all are having a good week #imback #2023 #tiktok.”
Caldwell appeared with her mother and sister first on the reality show “Toddlers and Tiaras,” then on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.” Honey Boo Boo is the nickname of her sister, Alana who was a child beauty pageant contestant.
Caldwell and her mother have had a strained relationship since she told Shannon that her then-boyfriend had sexually assaulted her.
The two have since worked on their relationship, Caldwell said.