Harry Connick Jr's wife Jill Goodacre has been battling breast cancer for five years.
Revealing to PEOPLE magazine, Goodacre says the lump was spotted during a sonogram causing her to have two back-to-back surgeries.
Her talk-show host husband revealed he struggled with the news, saying: 'I was scared I was going to lose her, absolutely. I wasn't going to let her see that, but I was.'
I know from losing my mom that the worst can happen. She’s my best friend, and I really don’t know what I would do without her,' said Connick.
One of the hardest thing for the 53-year-old mother-of-three to cope with has been the weight from the Tamoxifen drug she's had to take.
'I've always been a pretty fit person, and so to be just rounder and heavier and not to really be able to do much about it — that’s been hard. It’s taken a lot out of my self-confidence,' said Jill.
Harry lost his mother to ovarian cancer when he was only 13-years-old.
Telling their kids was hard. Together the couple has Georgia, 21, Sara Kate, 20, and Charlotte, 15. 'It broke my heart,' said Jill.
They waited so long to tell the world because they didn't want to 'somehow jinx it,' she told PEOPLE.
Jill will be seen on her husband's talk show Harry on Thursday discussing her cancer diagnosis more.