Lebanese Singer, Elissa, Reveals Her Secret Battle With Breast Cancer In New Music Video
By Nada Hamouda
As fans were waiting for the release of Elissa’s video clips from her Summer album, the Lebanese star shocked the Arab World on Tuesday revealing instead that she was fighting breast cancer.
With the date of 17 of December 2017, the video of Ila Kol Elli Bihebouni “To Those Who Love Me” song begins with footages of a woman inside an MRI machine. A cancer patient who turned out to be our very own Elissa showing the superstar’s journey fighting cancer.
The Video Clip’s Producer and a Friend of Ellisa, Angy Jammal, confirmed that these were real voice notes sent to her by Elissa. “She called me one day and said: I want to tell my story. She sent me all these voice notes that you heard in the clip not knowing that I will find in them the best way to reflect her state of mind and her unbelievable story of illness, pain, and survival,” Jammal expressed.
Moreover, the music video had over three million views in less than 24 hours after its release. Fans and celebrities started showing the 46-year-old star outpouring support, sending her warm messages.
I salute yr courage @elissakh Overcoming sickness is always a chance for Rebirth? Let's all celebrate Life! Someone like you deserves all the happiness!!!
— CAROLE SAMAHA (@CAROLE_SAMAHA) August 7, 2018
Although I've always known how strong you are, you still managed to surprise me.
You are an amazing person with a wonderful heart, full of love and faith to everyone around you. You are a true fighter, my friend. ?? God bless you @elissakh
ياللا إليسا نغني ونسهر ❤❤ pic.twitter.com/B6ymsXGdih
— Mohamed Hamaki (@Hamaki) August 7, 2018
@elissakh Thank God for your recovery, wish you a healthy and prosperous life and praying to god to help all in need.. ??
— Nancy Ajram (@NancyAjram) August 7, 2018
ألف ألف سلامة عليكي وإن شاء الله ربنا معاكي، وإنتي قوية وباذن الله كله هيعدي وألف سلامة وكلنا جنبك ♥️@elissakh
— Sherine Abdel-Wahab (@sherine) August 7, 2018
However, Elissa tried to build a campaign ending the video with a strong statement. “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,” Elissa said. “Do it not for yourself, but for your loved ones,” she added.