After returning from a trip to the Caribbean two years ago, Pinksy got a check-up after falling ill. Tests revealed that he had an elevated PSA, which could lead to trouble with his prostate. A biopsy showed that he, indeed, had prostate cancer.
"Lo and behold, I have cancer," the 55-year-old said. "I was doing Lifechangers and my HLN show was going. My wife and I had this great relationship, very active sexually. This could screw everything up. It was a terrible feeling."
Pinsky underwent surgery to remove his prostate last July. "I'm cancer free," he said. "The erectile function is normal, sex drive is normal, bladder works normally. And I don't have to worry about prostate cancer."