“When I had my son, I got mastitis but I didn’t know,” Pressly shared. “I just thought it was normal breastfeeding pain.”
Four years later, the My Name Is Earl alum, 37, discovered several lumps spread around her breasts. Doctors advised her to undergo an “almost full mastectomy.”
“I still have some breast tissue left, just from the mastitis because it mutated into something else because it sat dormant for a while,” Pressly shared. “But it was the craziest thing. Thank God it wasn’t [cancer].”
After her medical ordeal, Pressly – who welcomed son Dezi in May 2007 – is back to work on her new TV show, Jennifer Falls.