RuPaul’s Drag Race: Kornbread Reveals She Has Cancer

Kornbread, the breakout star on RuPaul's Drag Race season 14, revealed her cancer diagnosis in a recent Instagram post. Kornbread was a fan favorite during her short-lived stint on the show. Her natural comedic flair and shady clapbacks won viewers over ahead of her early exit. It was after Kornbread put her all into an acting challenge when she injured ankle and had to go home. Since competing on the show, Kornbread has continued to gain steam and even secured a standout role in the highly-anticipated Hocus Pocus sequel on Disney+.


Fans have been looking forward to the strong possibility of Kornbread's return to Drag Race. In past seasons, queens who had to leave early due to medical emergencies or personal matters were always invited back the following season. Stars like Eureka and Naysha Lopez were invited back after unfortunate early exits. Considering Kornbread's undeniable star quality that shined through in season 14, viewers have been banking on her return. But a recent revelation might already confirm Kornbread's addition to season 15.

Related: How RuPaul's Drag Race Lip-Sync Songs Are ChosenOn Saturday, Kornbread took to Instagram to share a statement revealing she was diagnosed with intestinal cancer. "Recently I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma. A type of Cancer in the Smaller intestine," Kornbread shared in a statement. "I'm 100% fine and everything is in the early stages so Ill be back to my normal self in no time. Absolutely curable!" she added. Kornbread made sure to encourage her fans to stay on top of their health with regular cancer screenings. "I say this to let everyone know that no matter how young you are PLEASE GET REGULAR check ups," she added before noting how "glad" she is that she learned of her status in its early stage. "A lot of health things will be changing for me and I'm grateful for all the support," Kornbread wrote.

Kornbread Receives Support From Drag Race Alums

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The season 14 star hinted at her eagerness to "get back to the stage again!" Kornbread made history on season 14 being among the largest cast of transgender drag queens. Kornbread, Willow Pill, Bosco, Kerri Colby, and Jasmine Kennedie all opened up about their trans identity and aimed to inspire and spread awareness. Now Kornbread is continuing with her authentic approach to her career by sharing a diagnosis that many would be too scared to share with the public. Among the fellow Drag Race alum to send Kornbread words of support include Deja Skye, Kandy Muse, Lala Ri, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Trinity The Tuck, Mayhem Miller, and The Vivienne. Season 3 winner and All-Stars season 7 contestant Raja sent "love" to Kornbread.

Kornbread continues to be among the fan favorites. She kicked off season 14 as the top contender. Having won the first maxi challenge, the other queens were instantly intimidated by Kornbread and viewed her as their main competition. As unfortunate as her early exit was, the other queens issued sighs of relief knowing they had a better chance at winning with Kornbread gone. But with a major movie role under her belt that has garnered her more die-hard fans, Kornbread could return to RuPaul's Drag Race better than before. She remains in positive spirits despite how serious her diagnosis is. With the support from the drag community and dedicated fans, Kornbread is positive she will pull through and return to doing what she loves.