Vanessa Hudgens Gives Emotional Speech About Dad's Cancer Diagnosis (Video)

Vanessa Hudgens Gives Emotional Speech About Dad's Cancer Diagnosis (Video)

Vanessa Hudgens revealed that her father Greg is battling with cancer during her speech at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards & Cancer Benefit Show held at Avalon on Wednesday (August 19) in Hollywood.

The 26-year-old Gigi actress and boyfriend Austin Butler attended the event together where she accepted the award for Breakthrough Performer.

“Last year, my boyfriend, Austin, lost his mom, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage four cancer,” Vanessa told the crowd. “Let me tell you, I hate cancer. I hate cancer with every cell of my being.”

She continued, “This award, it means a lot to me but I dedicate it to my boyfriend’s mom, Lori, my dad, and to all the families out there who are struggling with this, because it really takes a strong person and a strong family to be able to help those out who are going through this.”

Our thoughts go out to Vanessa and her family during this difficult time.

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Vanessa Hudgens Reveals Her Dad Has Cancer
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  • IMO

    Life is so hard , but with God all things are possible. Thoughts and prayers for healing and strength are with Mr. Hudgens, Vanessa and her loved ones.

  • lady

    yes last yr Austin mom did die. but how much time did Austin spend with his not I would not much time.vanessa your family need you. stop take trip with Austin spend time with you family. going to doc and take treatment will be hard on your dad and your mom. they need you.if you don’t take the time to be with him you will feel real sorry if he die.he need you. Austin not help oh you think is but he not.if he care he would say we can take the trip another time your family need you now. but you went on the trip for 2 week away from you dad somethink couldn’t happy why you want gone. I happy it did’t. I pray that he will get better.