Lebanese superstar Elissa revealed her battle with breast cancer in an emotional music video for her latest single, “Ila Kol Elli Bihebbouni,” or “For All Those Who Love Me.”
Elissa shared parts of her journey in the 7-minute video, published by Arab record label Rotana.
The video starts with a clip of Elissa undergoing an MRI scan in December 2017.
“You know that moment when you wonder, ‘Will I ever see the people I love again? Those who love me back?'” she said.
The chilling narration shows the incredible courage of the 46-year-old singer, who still hosted performances during her battle with breast cancer.
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“I do my radiotherapy session, I got to the studio, I finish another session,” Elissa recalled. “I rest for two hours, and go to the studio again. Once a week, I was going live on TV.”
The music video is the first time Elissa revealed her battle with cancer to fans.
“I’ve recovered, I’ve beaten the illness and I won,” she said. “Early detection of breast cancer can save your life.”
On Instagram, the superstar said she wanted the video to be an inspirational message that cancer can be fought.
“This music video shouldn’t make you cry. It’s a reason to smile, be happy, and grateful,” she said. “We can fight cancer if we know about it in early stages. I love you all.”
Elissa, whose real name is Elissar Zakaria Khoury, is a popular Lebanese recording artist, and the first Lebanese singer to receive the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist in 2006.
She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.