Sandra Lee Released From Hospital After Successful Double Mastectomy

TV food personality Sandra Lee is going home after a successful double mastectomy following a battle with breast cancer

Sandra Lee has received monumental support (and flowers) during her battle with breast cancer.

Just weeks after the initial announcement of her breast cancer diagnosis, Sandra Lee has undergone a successful double mastectomy. Lee, 48, announced that she has returned home after the successful surgery in a Facebook post to her fans and followers: “Today is an exciting day! Sandra is going home to [Lily] Pond with her sister Kimber and Governor Cuomo. She is most excited to sleep in her own bed — and see Phoenix and Halo when she wakes up!”

Lee also posted a video from inside her hospital room in which she detailed her recovery plan. The surgery took place on Tuesday afternoon, and as she said in the video, "Both Rita [Wilson] and Christina Applegate told me I was not gonna be as strong as I thought I was gonna be, and they're right." Lee was referring her fellow celebrity friends who have undergone mastectomies as well.

Lee seems to be in good spirits, as she tweeted out a photo of herself, longtime partner New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and their pet parrot:


Earlier this month, ABC announced that the blonde TV personality had landed a lifestyle TV show with the network. There’s no word as to whether the new show will be delayed due to Lee’s current health prognosis.