Morgan Wade Prepares for Double Mastectomy
On Instagram, Wade shared a headline from the New York Post's Page Six, telling fans that she has been diagnosed with a Rad51D gene mutation. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Rad51D gene helps prevent cancer, and a mutation causes it to stop working properly.
- Per the MSKCC, a Rad51D mutation increases risk of ovarian cancer.
- The National Institute of Health states that it's also associated with breast cancer.
- Wade sources FacingOurRisk.org in sharing that women with a Rad51D gene mutation have a 20-40 percent lifetime risk for breast cancer.
"You're strong. Respect," writes Jason Isbell.
"You're a bada--," says Maren Morris.
Wade added her own comment, indicating not everyone has been supportive of her choice.
"Thank you all so much for the love. I feel so blessed to have so much support. "To those of you who are upset (I don’t understand why) that I am taking preventative measures - please don’t waste your time. I want a long healthy life. That’s why I’m doing this. I am not excited to chop off parts of my body. I am not excited to be laying in a bed for a bit recovering. But I am happy to know that after November I will have peace of mind. I am in the hands of a great doctor / plastic surgeon. I am thankful for detecting this now. Much love to you all."
This summer, Wade is set to release her second studio album. Psychopath will drop on Aug. 25. The 28-year-old's Reckless album (2021) was widely hailed as one of the year's best upon its release.