Nearly a year after her mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor, Maria Menounos is speaking out for the first time about her own health scare.

The E! News co-anchor has revealed to People magazine that she recently underwent risky surgery to remove a brain tumor.

“I said, ‘I know you’re going to think I’m crazy but I feel like I have a brain tumor like my mom,” she recalled.

Her doctors ran some tests and found a golf ball-sized tumor in her brain.

Her reaction: “I didn’t cry. I actually laughed. It’s so surreal and crazy and unbelievable that my mom has a brain tumor – and now I have one too?”.

A doctor told her t’s a 6- to 7-percent chance the tumor will come back she adds, “I’ll take those odds any day.”

Menounos is maintaining a positive attitude about both her situation and that of her mother, who has stage 4 brain cancer.

Menounos subsequently thanked her fans for their prayers and support with a moving post on social media.

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