Model Slick Woods reveals she is undergoing chemotherapy

23-year-old has not confirmed the reason behind treatment

Sarah Young
Thursday 21 November 2019 09:21
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Model Slick Woods has revealed that she is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

On Wednesday, the 23-year-old, who famously went into labour during Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show in 2018, announced the news on Instagram.

Alongside a photograph of herself posing with her tongue out with boyfriend Mick Munday and friends, Woods wrote: “How I feel about chemotherapy, shout out to everyone that gotta go through it #atleastimalreadybald.”

The model’s post was inundated with comments from friends and fans wishing her well, including Munday, who wrote: “U got this.”

Hidden Figures actor Taraji P. Henson added: “You are already on the other side of this healthy and strong like it never happened. I adore you.”

While many of the comments were well meaning, it appeared as though some of the support frustrated Woods.

She followed up the first post with a second message and a photograph of her one-year-old son, Saphir, making a grouchy expression.

“Stop treating me like a victim,” Woods wrote.

A final post shared by Woods featured a photograph of herself attending the Savage x Fenty show in September, writing: “'Modern day Gia without the drugs #justcrazy ‘where does everyone go when they have to go’.”

The caption appears to reference supermodel Gia Carangi, who died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 26 in 1986.

While many social media users have assumed that the model is fighting cancer, Woods did not explicitly reveal the reason she is undergoing treatment.

According to the NHS, chemotherapy can be used to treat many disorders including cancers, blood disorders and autoimmune diseases.

In 2015, singer Selena Gomez revealed that she had undergone chemotherapy while battling called lupus, an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation to the skin, joints and internal organs.

Meanwhile, actor Selma Blair recently opened up about undergoing “aggressive” chemotherapy for her multiple sclerosis (MS), a condition that affects the brain and spinal cord.

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