‘Chicago Med’ Star Marlyne Barrett Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

“Chicago Med” star Marlyne Barrett said she has cancer.

Her narrative is not unlike that of her character, charge nurse Maggie Lockwood, who in scenes back in 2019 battled breast cancer. Fiction became reality in July when doctors discovered a football-sized tumor on Barrett’s uterus and left ovary.

“I’m an extremely private person, but I felt a responsibility to tell my story,” Barrett told People. “When my character went through breast cancer, I had a sea of people reach out to me through social media. They brought me courage, and so I felt a sense of inevitability to meet their hearts where they met me.”

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