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Melissa Etheridge lashes out at Angelina Jolie about her double mastectomy, “I wouldn’t call it the brave choice”

Angelina Jolie opted to have a double mastectomy back in April after discovering she has the BRCA1 gene, giving her an 87% chance of getting either breast or ovarian cancer. Thousands of people hailed her as being brave after she wrote an article for the New York Times detailing her decision. Melissa Etheridge doesn’t agree, and being a breast cancer survivor herself, has something to say to everyone who thinks Angelina’s decision was brave (via US Weekly):

I have to say I feel a little differently. I have that gene mutation too and it’s not something I would believe in for myself. I wouldn’t call it the brave choice. I actually think it’s the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer. My belief is that cancer comes from inside you and so much of it has to do with the environment of your body. It’s the stress that will turn that gene on or not. Plenty of people have the gene mutation and everything but it never comes to cancer so I would say to anybody faced with that, that choice is way down the line on the spectrum of what you can do and to really consider the advancements we’ve made in things like nutrition and stress levels. I’ve been cancer free for nine years now and looking back, I completely understand why I got cancer. There was so much acidity in everything. I really encourage people to go a lot longer and further before coming to that conclusion.

I have to say I respect what Melissa’s saying. I agree it’s not the ONLY brave decision, and having a preventative mastectomy will not be the right decision for everyone. But what’s right for Angelina may not be right for Melissa, and vice versa. Everyone should do what’s right for themselves, and what they feel comfortable with.

Brad Pitt was told what Melissa said about Angelina at the ‘World War Z’ premiere in NYC last night, and he was taken aback.

At the World War Z premiere in New York City June 17, the actor told Us Weekly how he felt about the rocker recently telling The Washington Blade she felt Jolie made “the most fearful choice you can make when confronting anything with cancer.”

Pitt hadn’t heard about Etheridge’s interview until just before the red carpet event. “I don’t know,” he told Us. “Somebody just said that.”

“Melissa’s an old friend of mine,” continued Pitt, who invited Etheridge to perform at his 2000 wedding to Jennifer Aniston. “I’m sure we’ll talk on the phone. I don’t know what it is.”

Posted Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 7:07am
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Melissa Ethridge’s ex is back, guess what she wants now! – And Other LINKS!

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Tori Spelling and Kirsten Dunst amongst celebs who attend The 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in LA

The 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards took place at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, California over the weekend. Yesterday afternoon Tori Spelling announced she’s pregnant with her third child!

Also pictured: Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Chenoweth, Melissa Etheridge, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie Bowen.

Photos: Fame

Posted Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at 8:08am
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Melissa Etheridge Files To End Partnership With Unhappy Ex

Melissa Etheridge files papers to terminate her domestic partnership with Tammy Lynn Michaels.

Melissa had told Oprah the split was mutual, but according to Tammy it was anything but.

Michaels has taken to her blog to blast Etheridge for basically leaving her high and dry.

even though we both promised

no filing until after tour
in the fall
her broken promises
told to me by

Melissa has 2 older children from a previous relationship. Tammy and Melissa had twins via artificial insemination. The twins were carried by Tammy. Michaels had to put her successful acting career on hold in order to tend Etheridge’s children while she toured. She continues on to vent on her blog.

“i gave up my managers, agents, contacts, all that good stuff, because i stepped directly into potty training a small boy, and carrying around a small girl on my hip. both excellent souls. and i was a very huge part in raising them for many many years while She with the Guitar focused on her Guitar.

the other week i had to borrow money from a friend. two weeks ago i had to scrape together $1.25 to pay for gas. i know she doesn’t want to give me money. trust. i’m borrowing cash left and right from people to get through this summer, and feed my kids, with a stomach full of ulcers, thank you. no stress here. :-)”

how’s that spiritual tour coming along?

so now…. to open the lap top…. and read the headlines…. when i just spoke to the fame crawler yesterday…. she could have mentioned it….. and hmmm…. wants some custody of kids…. interesting…. but no $ support for me… interesting as well…. so so so interesting, there, melissa. practicing what we preach is always hard for americans, i think. (is that why you and rick warren got along so well? ) oh, the nights of promises…. “tammy, if i ever leave you, it’s because i’m crazy, and you have to come find me and get me and save me!!! we have to be together forever!” (remember that one, lucky?)

Well, I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound like a mutual break up to me! I feel bad for Tammy. She is very hurt. Hopefully they can resolve their issues for the sake of the kids.

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Posted Monday, July 5th, 2010 at 9:09am
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