Beyoncé‘s father Mathew Knowles has revealed that he is fighting breast cancer.
The news was broken by a teaser of an interview on Good Morning America, and the 67 year-old is set to expand on the diagnosis in the full interview, released today (October 2).
Yesterday (October 1), the show shared a teaser video for their interview with the music mogul. In the clip, the words “fight with breast cancer” appear on the screen.
Then, the show’s presenter, Michael Strahan, asks Knowles: “How was it to tell your family about the diagnosis?”
COMING UP: @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. pic.twitter.com/Q2cFMebiY9
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 2, 2019
Knowles also referenced the upcoming interview, tweeting that he was to make a “special announcement” on the show.
— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) October 1, 2019
The announcement was made to coincide with the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which runs throughout October.
Earlier this year, Knowles announced plans for a Destiny’s Child musical, set to open in 2020.
Promising an “honest, behind-the-scenes look at how the greatest girl group of all time was created,” Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical will be told from Mathew Knowles’ perspective.
“I want to pull back the curtain… I feel it’s time to give the world an opportunity to hear, see and feel the victories and failures that I’ve had as a husband, father, and manager who risked everything in pursuit of fulfilling dreams – those of mine and others,” he added.
Knowles also recently said that he believes a Destiny’s Child reunion to be three years away.