Gregg also talked about his diagnosis on the long-running series and recalled the “scariest part” about his situation.
“I guess the scariest part about all of this is when we got to the hospital and the doctor saying that, ‘We need to do surgery on you tonight or you ain’t going to make it,'” Gregg detailed. “I went over and prayed to God and I told Him, ‘If it’s time, let’s go.’ I don’t fear death, I don’t want to go. If my work is finished here, take care of them, let’s go.'”
He told his doctor to give his wife a letter he wrote in the event he didn’t survive.
“Writing that note was the hardest thing I ever did in my life,” he explained, tearing up. “But, you never know what’s in you until you’re at that door. I never thought I had it in me—to fight cancer. Now, I’m going to beat cancer’s ass.”
In May 2019, NeNe announced Gregg was cancer-free, writing in part, “Look at God! We are over joyed to say, we saw the doctors for the results of Gregg’s Pet Scan he took last week! Test show, wait for It…..WE ARE CANCER FREE!!!”