Beyonce’s father, Mathew Knowles, has opened up on his battle with breast cancer.
He made this revelation in an interview with “Good Morning America” that’s set to air on Wednesday. The 67-year-old sat down with Michael Strahan to discuss his diagnosis, his treatment and the implications for his family.
TOMORROW ON @GMA: @MathewKnowles, the father of @Beyonce and @solangeknowles, sits down one-on-one with @michaelstrahan and reveals his fight with breast cancer. See the EXCLUSIVE interview only on GMA tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/Gmojh40ARb
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 1, 2019
In a clip shared by GMA, a somber Knowles can be seen sitting across from Strahan, 47, as he’s asked what it was like to tell his family about his diagnosis.
In 2011, Knowles and Beyoncé’s mother Tina Knowles-Lawson divorced after 31 years of marriage. The former couple are also parents to singer Solange.
Knowles-Lawson has since married actor Richard Lawson and Knowles is now married to Gena Charmaine Avery.
It’s unclear from the preview when Knowles first received his diagnosis.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer in men is rare. Only 1 in 1,000 men will ever be diagnosed and less than percent of all breast cancer cases develop in males though it is more common in older men.
Knowles formerly worked as both Beyoncé, 38, and Solange’s managers as well as the manager of Destiny’s Child, People reports.
Knowles’ relationship with Beyoncé became strained in recent years, but it appears they are now on good terms.
Last month on Sept. 4, Knowles wished Beyoncé a happy 38th birthday on Instagram with a sweet tribute on Instagram.
“It’s your birthday! I hope you party like it’s your birthday, @beyoncé! Love, Dad,” Knowles wrote alongside a video compilation of Beyoncé performing.