By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to an Instagram post, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford announced his wife has a brain tumor. He said that she will undergo surgery this month.
Stafford married the former Kelly Hall on April 4, 2015.
“Within the last year, I began to notice things that I thought was just me getting older… I would show my girls how to do a front roll or twirl in ballet class and immediately feel dizzy & off balance,” she wrote on Instagram. “Things that I had been doing my entire life were now, all of a sudden, difficult. The beginning of Jan was when I experienced my first spell of vertigo… It kept happening then it happened while I was holding Hunter. Matthew took me straight to the ER. They checked vitals and bloodwork, all were fine.
“Several vertigo spells later, Matthew’s team doctor recommended we go get an MRI on my brain to rule everything major out. A new days later, we were hit with the results. I had a tumor sitting on some of my cranial nerves. The medical team they used was an acoustic neuroma or vestibular schwannoma. All I heard was brain tumor and that they had to do surgery to take it out… so that is what we are going to do and we believe we found the best doctor to do it. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t completely terrified of brain surgery.”