Beyonce's dad, Mathew Knowles, says he has breast cancer
NEW YORK - Mathew Knowles, the father of Beyonce and Solange Knowles, says he's got breast cancer.
In an interview with "Good Morning America" that's set to air on Wednesday, the 67-year-old sat down with Michael Strahan to discuss his diagnosis, his treatment and the implications for his family.
It's unclear from the preview when Knowles first received his diagnosis.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, breast cancer in men is rare. Only 1 in 1,000 men will ever be diagnosed and less than percent of all breast cancer cases develop in males though it is more common in older men.
October is also breast cancer awareness month.
Knowles is most noted for managing Beyonce's early career as a part of the group Destiny’s Child until they broke up in 2006.
Mathew Knowles, pictured with daughter Beyonce, says he's been diagnosed with breast cancer. (SGranitz/WireImage/Getty Images)
He was married to their mother, Tina, for over thirty years but they divorced in 2011. Knowles then married Gena Avery in 2013.
He's also fathered two more children from different relationships.
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