Donate to the Q13 FOX Cares and Les Schwab Holiday Toy Drive

Erin Andrews reveals secret cancer battle: ‘Sports were my escape’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Fox reporter Erin Andrews works the sidelines during the NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The 49ers defeated the Cowboys 28-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Erin Andrews has revealed that she battled cervical cancer during the NFL season.

The Fox Sports sideline reporter and “Dancing with the Stars” co-host tells Sports Illustrated’s MMQB that she underwent surgery for the cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11 and was back on the sidelines five days later.

The 38-year-old says that her doctor didn’t recommend that she return to work so soon but that “sports were my escape.”

Andrews says she underwent a second procedure on Nov. 1. and was told later that month that radiation and chemotherapy wouldn’t be needed.

She is scheduled to serve as FOX’s primary sideline reporter on Feb. 5 as the NFL season concludes with the New England Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium in Houston.

Andrews settled last year with two hotel companies that were found partially to blame for a stalker posting secretly recorded nude video of her on the internet.