Linda Evangelista is opening up about receiving a second diagnosis of breast cancer, even after receiving a double mastectomy. She recounted her instructions to her doctor:
“I don’t want it to look pretty. I want you to excavate. I want to see a hole in my chest when you’re done. Do you understand me? I’m not dying from this. I just went into this mode that I know how to do — just do what you’ve got to do and get through it. And that’s what I did.”
Linda admits that while she has a high risk of reoccurrence, her prognosis is “good”.
“I know I have one foot in the grave, but I’m totally in celebration mode. I’ve come through some horrible health issues. I’m at a place where I’m so happy celebrating my book [Linda Evangelista Photographed by Steven Meisel], my life. I’m so happy to be alive. Anything that comes now is bonus.”