Giuliana Rancic: I’m “Really Thin” Due To Medication, But My Cancer Is NOT Back
Giuliana Rancic’s cancer has not returned, despite speculation that her thinner-than-ever frame is a sign that her health has taken another turn for the worse.
After years spent being criticized for her small size, comments about Rancic’s skinniness seem to be at all-time high. Now, in a new interview with People, the “E! News” anchor is attempting to set the record straight about her body because she feels the situation has “gotten out of hand.” “Some people were saying, ‘The cancer is probably back.’ And they were accusing me of every eating disorder,” she says. “I thought to myself, ‘God, if someone really thought I had an eating disorder, what a horrible way to approach it.'”
While Rancic doesn’t have an eating disorder and her breast cancer, thankfully, is not back, medication she takes to suppress the disease could be wreaking havoc on her metabolism and contributing to weight loss. “I started noticing that I was eating a lot, but not gaining weight at all,” says Rancic, who shares, “I eat a very robust, healthy, balanced diet and dessert almost every night. I’m not hiding from anything.”
Rancic admits, however, “I look in the mirror and it’s hard for me. I am really thin. I want to look fit and beautiful and sexy, and I can’t.” The TV personality further confesses that a publication recently backed out from doing a promo shoot tied to her new memoir because she’s “too skinny.” “That was really hurtful. I thought, ‘Wow, I’m on cancer medication. I’m doing the best that I can,'” she recalls.
And all the online comments have stung as well. “I never want my weight to distract people from what I do. But it is becoming a distraction, [whenever] I wear something sleeveless, show my arms, my back,” says the “Fashion Police” co-host. Rancic adds, “I’m sorry that some people think I’m disgustingly skinny, as they put it, but there’s nothing I can do. I’m lucky that I even have the type of cancer that reacts to the medicine.”
Rancic, whose full interview in the magazine also addresses her recent “Fashion Police” controversy, hopes all the talk about her body will die down. “I refuse to be broken [by what people say]. I have so many beautiful things in my life,” she tells People. What do you think of Rancic’s comments?