Fans of Lebanese superstar Elissa were moved today when the 45-year old signer released her new song on YouTube that reveals she has been secretly fighting breast cancer. The seven-minute video, “For All Those Who Love Me” (Ila Kol Elli Bihebbouni), showcases real life radiotherapy sessions and features a voiceover of Elissa speaking about her battle.
“I go to radiotherapy, then I enter the studio. I finish another session, rest for two hours and to the studio again. Once a week also I was shooting a live show. It’s not me who I felt sorry for. Angy, I felt sorry for the people I loved and this song is for the people we really love and don’t want to leave behind.”
Although the video was only released early today, it has already garnered near one million views and over 6,000 comments from fans sending their well wishes.
The award-winning artist finishes her song with a happy ending, where she announces she has beaten the disease and is recovering. She urges women to get checked so they too can benefit from early detection.
“I’ve recovered, I’ve beaten the illness, and I won…. Early detection of breast cancer can save your life, don’t ignore it, face it.”
The Voice Arabia judge has since shared a photo on her Instagram that features the breast cancer awareness ribbon.
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Elissa.