Marc Summers shared heartbreaking news this week when he revealed he has been quietly battling cancer over the past five years.
In a new interview, the famed TV host, 63, described his 2010 diagnosis with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and subsequent chemotherapy treatment as "hell."
The father-of-two — who previously hosted Nickelodeon's popular game show Double Dare — said he was reluctant to divulge his health condition before now because he was worried it might negatively affect his career.
Marc in January 2003. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I've sort of compressed this thing and it's made me nuts. I thought it was time to come out. I'm not covering up anymore — I've had it, I'm in remission and... I'm ready to move on," he said before adding his doctors confirmed he was cancer-free in December 2014.
Prior to this new admission, Marc spoke out about how his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder has affected his career in the past.
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"I was signed up to do the 'Hollywood Squares' version that Tom Bergeron actually did," he told Oprah Winfrey in 2014. "The next thing I knew, I was fired before we even got started, supposedly because my reputation was that I was difficult to work with because of the OCD."
Marc spoke to radio show 'WWMR's Preston and Steve.'
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