kelly stafford took to social media Monday to dismiss reports speculating he might have cancer after he spoke on his podcast last week about his recent health struggles.

the wife of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford posted a photo on his Instagram with the caption «I don’t have cancer» after some reports misrepresented recent comments he made about his health.

Super Bowl champion Matthew Stafford and Kelly Stafford attend a game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers on March 5, 2022 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE)

«There’s a lot going around right now and [I] I want to reiterate that I DO NOT HAVE CANCER,» the caption read. «If journalists really took the time to check the facts these days, they would know.»


«I am furious. Most [of] time I wouldn’t care what people wrote because it didn’t matter.

«THIS MATTERS. This matters because it takes away from people who are fighting this horrible disease… they are fighting to live another day, they are fighting to be there with their loved ones, they are fighting 24/7. So PLEASE send your prayers to them. I will reiterate again, I don’t have cancer and I have never had cancer.»

«I’m so sorry again to those who are fighting. And to you so called journalists, be better. And stop using me as click bait because nfl camp It’s starting over.»

Kelly Stafford hugs her husband

Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams celebrates with his wife Kelly Stafford during Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium on February 13, 2022 in Inglewood, California. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

During last week’s episode of «The Morning After with Kelly Stafford,» she opened up about her recent health issues and shared her frustrations with not yet knowing her exact diagnosis. Stafford said she underwent a series of tests after ongoing problems with her menstrual cycle.

«I’ve been very sick, I don’t want to scare people.»


She said one of the tests raised concerns about her thyroid, causing her to think the worst. But she, she pointed out, «we don’t think it’s anything.»

«They told me they found things in my thyroid that scared the hell out of me,» recalled an emotional Stafford. «We don’t think it’s anything, so it’s not a big deal, but it scared the hell out of me.»

She went on to explain that she then began to feel a new «horrible» pain in her back and stomach, which made her think the worst again.

The Staffords at the NASCAR event

Matthew and Kelly Stafford pose on the red carpet prior to the NASCAR Cup Series Wise Power 400 at Auto Club Speedway on February 27, 2022 in Fontana, California. (James Gilbert/Getty Images)

«And in the back of my mind I’m thinking ‘I have fucking cancer.'» That’s where my mind is going right now.»

Stafford said on the podcast that «there are no cancer or something like that».


She also shared a screenshot of one of the reports on her Instagram stories stating that she said she «could get cancer again» but Stafford said she had never been diagnosed with cancer before.

«This is part of the reason I don’t want to share my life…People take it and use it as click bait,» she wrote. “I said I didn’t have cancer, but I was terrified of the possibility considering what I had been feeling… But I REPEATED SEVERAL TIMES that it was out. Plus, I’ve never had cancer before.»

Stafford underwent brain surgery in 2019 to remove a tumor. She was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma, which the Mayo Clinic says is a non-cancerous tumor that develops on the main nerve that runs from the inner ear to the brain.

Stafford said on his podcast that they still don’t know the root of his pain, which seems to stem from gastrointestinal issues. She said that she will still undergo more tests.