Rosie O'Donnell's Fiancee Diagnosed With Tumors, Wedding Postponed

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Aug. 3 2012, Published 2:30 p.m. ET

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By Amber Goodhand - News Editor

Rosie O'Donnell and her fiancee Michelle Rounds have postponed their upcoming wedding because of a scary tumor diagnosis, has learned.

Rosie, 50, has been posting photos on her Instagram account of the inside of hospital rooms and Michelle laying in a hospital bed — but kept mum on why, until now.

The comedienne and actress took to her blog on Friday to reveal the tragic disease that their family has been dealing with for the last few months in the form of a poem, saying Michelle started to feel ill in May and was eventually diagnosed with desmoid tumors.

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Read Rosie's full poem below:

took mish 2 malibu

drove to napa

stopped in big sur

heaven on earth

it was a honeymoon

before the wedding

pure bliss

we laughed loved listened

then blink – it begins

on mothers day

morning pain

that won’t let up

we wander thru the maze of medical mystery

confused – scared

mish gets even smaller

i get even bigger – sugar my solace

i wake many mornings

in a darkened room

on a roll away cot

with good n plenty stuck in my matted hair

undiagnosed – again and again

her pain grew worse

it seemed impossible

no one knew what was wrong

life changes in an instant

desmoid tumors

odd and curious beasts

strong and sneaky

a non cancer that acts cancerous

only 900 cases a year in the US

an orphan disease – beyond rare

only 3 people per million get this

michelle is one of them

she is recovering from surgery in june

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getting stronger every day

we have joined the fight against this disease

raising money and awareness

we had to postpone our wedding

re scheduled for next summer

in lieu of gifts -

we ask for donations

DTRF Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation home page

good thoughts



all welcomed

Rosie revealed that Michelle had surgery in June and that instead of gifts, they ask for donations to be sent to the DTRF — Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation.

Desmoid tumors target the cells that form muscle, fibrous and nerve tissue. They're aggressive and can eventually destroy tissues and bones, but fortunately do not spread throughout the body.

Rosie and Michelle got engaged last December after just three months of dating.


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