“Wilder Days” Hitmaker Morgan Wade to Undergo Double Mastectomy as Preventative Measure
Morgan Wade, the talented country singer who soared to fame with her hit song “Wilder Days,” has announced that she will undergo a double mastectomy in November as a preventative measure. In an interview with Page Six, Wade revealed that her decision was due to a mutation she had in the RAD51D gene, which her mother also had, and her little cousin is going to get.
Last year, while on tour in Europe, Wade received news of her gene mutation, and since then, she has taken the matter seriously. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, a mutation in the RAD51D gene can lead to an increased risk of certain cancers, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer. The gene generally works to prevent cancer, but a mutation can cause it to stop working correctly.
Wade stated in a social media post that women with a RAD51D mutation have a lifetime risk of 10-20 percent for ovarian, fallopian tube, or primary peritoneal cancer, and a 20-40 percent lifetime risk for breast cancer, with a tendency for triple-negative breast cancer.
Despite undergoing surgery, Wade will release her new 13-song album Psychopath, which is set to drop on August 25. Psychopath is the follow-up to her breakthrough project Reckless, and she will be reuniting with her former Reckless producer Sadler Vaden.
In a press release, Wade stated that the album highlights where she’s at with her sophomore album. Regardless of what people say about it, she’s proud of the project because it is an authentic representation of her feelings. “And I have to feel what I feel. And right now, I’m really feeling the music,” she said.
Wade’s decision to undergo surgery will not stop her music career. She plans to continue making music and will return to the stage stronger than ever.