We haven’t heard much from Angela “Big Ang” Raiola recently as the beloved reality star has been battling throat cancer. However, after opting for two major surgeries instead of chemotherapy, the Mob Wives scene-stealer is recovering well after doctors removed a tumor the size of a lemon from her throat.
Big Ang is rarely filmed for the VH1 series without an ever-present cigarette dangling from her giant painted lips, but that is no longer the case. Diagnosed in March, Big Ang immediately gave up the nasty habit cold turkey. She’s ready to be back in business, and her struggle with cancer, as well as relationship stresses with husband Neil Murphy, will be featured on the upcoming season of Couple’s Therapy.
Mark your calendars – season six of Couples Therapy premieres Wednesday, October 7th. In addition to the premiere date, VH1 has released a sneak peek of the new season, which features several reality TV stars. Because, of course.
Check out the Couples Therapy season 6 sneak peek trailer below, on which Big Ang gives Dr. Jenn the look of death, Joe admits he’s in love with two women, Janice breaks down in tears, Scott talks about his troubles, and more.
I am shocked to see Scott Stapp‘s name on the list so soon after his psychotic break and subsequent diagnosis of bipolar disorder. I wish nothing but the best for Scott and Jaclyn but I personally don’t think a reality show (at least not this show with this doctor) is a healthy environment for him right now.
We have another roundup of reality star sightings to kick off your holiday weekend. Kyle Richards, Kris Jenner and Faye Resnick enjoyed a couples night out together, grabbing dinner at Craig’s in West Hollywood with their significant others. Is it just me that saw that floor and wanted to play some old school Q-Bert?
Mob Wives star Big Ang had surgery last week to remove a large tumor from her throat. It was reportedly cancerous and now she is waiting to find out if they were able to remove all of the cancer during her surgery. In the meantime, she’s resting up, thanking fans for their support and also enjoying a brand new grandchild!
Angela took to Instagram to share her heartfelt thanks, “Hello my loves. THIS is what my first post on Instagram needs to be after my time away. I want to take a moment to thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for all of your love, concern, thoughts, prayers, well wishes, and helpful notes from experiences from those of you who dealt with the same ordeal I’ve faced.”
Janet shared on Instagram, “To all my sister’s family friends fans & well wishers my sister @biggangvh1 had a extremely long nerve racking surgery today. She’s now in recovery resting. I wanna thank each & everyone of you for reaching out to us and praying for her & my family today.”
Yesterday the news broke that Mob Wives star Big Angwas undergoing tests for a lemon-sized tumor that was found in her throat and now the reality star is confirming the news. Angela Raoila posted a note to her fans yesterday afternoon, thanking them and sharing what’s up with her health.
Ang writes, apologizing for not sharing her health issue before it hit the media, “Hi my babies! I am finally able to take a moment to speak to you all. First off, my apologies that you had to find out about my condition from every other outlet but me. This was never my intent, but unfortunately it got out there.”
So my first reaction to this ridiculousness was, OMG! The reality TV stars really will show up for anything! (And I was shocked professional camera chasers Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi weren’t there.) But I’ve come to appreciate that these guys don’t take themselves too seriously and are able to poke fun at the genre that made them famous. During the funeral, Jon buried an Ed Hardy t-shirt, Big Ang dumped a bottle of alcohol, and Ronnie said farewell to “GTL” and buried a dumbbell, tanning lotion, and a bottle of laundry detergent.
Check out more pictures of Jon, Ronnie, Omarosa, Tila, and Big Ang at the “Death of Fake Reality TV” and learn more about Connected below.