Robin Quivers to undergo surgery Friday

As Howard Stern’s faithful side-woman since the early 1980s (she began as his newswoman, and proved to be one of few who “got” him on the air), Robin Quivers certainly deserves a diamond tiara for patience and virtue. So we wish her well as she heads for surgery on Friday, May 25.

She revealed on Stern’s Sirius XM show that she has a tumor of 13 centimeters—that’s more than 5 inches—that’s pressing against her bladder. She’s wearing a catheter now. Quivers understands the severity of the procedure: She’s a trained emergency medical services nurse and served in the U.S. Air Force as a First Lieutenant and Captain.

According to E! Online, Stern mused, “I’ll…kill you if you have cancer. I’m not doing the show without you. I’m quitting if you’re not doing the show.” Quivers responded, “Oh, don’t make me cry.”

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