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Mary Murphy is Cancer Free

What wonderful news! So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy is now cancer free!

The 52-year-old was given a squeaky clean bill of health by her doctors after undergoing surgery in December to have a tumor in her thyroid removed.

“I’m very grateful because I’m so upset at myself that I didn’t go in earlier,” She said in a statement. “They told me that the tumor had to come out and there’s a chance I might not be able to talk again. Outside of the word ‘cancer,’ I really couldn’t imagine my life without hearing myself laugh.”

But now that it’s all over, she couldn’t be happier.
“I just want to kiss my doctor.” I definitely feel like there’s an angel on my shoulder. I feel like somebody’s looking out for me.”
Now that she’s cancer free, the SYTYCD judge will return to the show later this summer when season eight returns….along with Murhpy’s shrieking.
Posted Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 at 1:13pm
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SYTYCD’s Mary Murphy Reveals Shocking Story of Abuse‏


In the new issue of Us Weekly, So You Think You Can Dance judge Mary Murphy opens up for the first time ever about surviving a nine-year abusive relationship, during which she was repeatedly raped and beaten and suffered a miscarriage. She tells Us Weekly her ex-husband – whose name is being withheld but who says Murphy’s claims are “flat-out lies” – raped her for the first time three months after they wed.

“We’d had another jealous fight, screaming, crashing over furniture, and he said, ‘I want to have sex,'” Murphy, 51, tells Us Weekly. “I was like, ‘Are you kidding me?! We’re fighting here!’ He said, ‘You’re my wife, and you’ll do what I tell you!’ I pulled out a kitchen knife and screamed, ‘You’re going to have to stab me, because I’m not having sex with you!’ He knocked it out of my hands, held me down and raped me.”

Soon, she says, a pattern developed: “A fight, then rape, then presents: a dress, a diamond bracelet, earrings. In the first year or two, I’d fight back, but eventually, I’d just lie there. Get it over with, I thought. It’ll be quick anyway.” For years, “I’d have black eyes and bruises,” she tells Us Weekly. “But I never called the police or went to the hospital. I didn’t want anybody to know.” She says she got pregnant around 1982. “But in my fourth month, I miscarried,” she tells Us Weekly. “My husband was disgusted, saying I murdered our baby, because I’d done some light dancing the night before. I was sinking deeper and deeper at that point, just reeling into despair.”

In 1985, she learned her husband – who was from a wealthy, prominent family in the Middle East – had proposed to another woman during one of his Middle East trips. “This is what motivated me to leave him,” she says. Murphy, who was teaching dance, eventually saved up enough money to leave and drove to San Diego, where she called her husband to ask for a divorce. Says Murphy, “I faced him one more time to sign the papers, and then I never heard from him again.”


Posted Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 12:12pm
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