The battle he fought with breast cancer in 2019, the 55-year-old revealed for the first time publicly Carla Bruni.

The former supermodel and First Lady of France promoting Pink October, the month in which women are encouraged to go for exams, posted a video in which she revealed her own battle with cancer pointing out that thanks to the regular check-ups she did , she did not have to undergo a mastectomy.

“Four years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Ms Bruni says in a video. “Surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, I went the usual way of treating this type of cancer. But I was lucky, my cancer was not yet aggressive. Why was this cancer not aggressive? It’s because it didn’t happen.”

I am not posting this to give you details about my health. This disgusts me and I hesitated for a long time before speaking. No, if I’m sharing this today it’s because I have a message to give. It’s a fundamental message for all women who follow me, to get your mammograms every year.” Carla Bruni concludes the post by saying, “Get your mammograms. Your lives depend on it.’

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Carla Bruni, a mother of two, was fighting her battle at the same time as her husband, former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, was fighting corruption charges that led to his conviction in a criminal court.

At the same time, she talked about her battles against alcohol, cigarettes and sugar. “I suffered from all addictions. I had to drink 30 or 40 cokes a day,” he had said in January. As she has revealed she also started smoking heavily as a teenager and used to “drown every day” on alcohol.