In an exclusive interview with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America, Matthew Knowles revealed that he has breast cancer after constant bleeding from his breast area.
Mathew also says he told his immediate family about the news, including his adult daughters, Beyonce and Solange -- whom he says both got tested shortly thereafter. As for him, he had a procedure done and is in treatment now -- Mathew's big point here is early detection, and urges folks to get themselves checked out if they suspect something's up.
While breast cancer in male patients is rare, some of the numbers are alarming ... especially for Mathew.
Less than 1 percent of all breast cancer cases involve men. However, it's most frequently diagnosed in men between the ages of 60 and 70. Mathew is 67 years old.
Although breast cancer in men is rare and in less than 1%, the most frequent age and Matthew is 67.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, the mortality rate for men is higher than it is for female patients.
Prayers and well wishes have been pouring from individuals all over.