Will Powell, star of the popular reality TV show My Big Fat Fabulous Life is on the fight of his life, battling cancer. After the 28-year-old was diagnosed with stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, he started sharing updates his fans.

His Health Journey So Far

Despite being diagnosed with cancer in June, Will was determined to stay positive, even with news of his cancer diagnosis coming just a month after breaking up with his boyfriend. Here is a timeline of William’s battle with cancer:

    • June 2020: Will was diagnosed with stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
    • July 2020: Will started chemotherapy treatment and shared updates on his progress with his fans.
    • August 2020: Will was placed in a medically induced coma during a procedure to stop the spread of his cancer. He has since woken up.
    • September 2020: Will’s health has improved, despite facing complications due to side effects of the chemotherapy treatment.

Powell’s Support System

Will’s friends, family, and fans have offered him an overwhelming amount of well-wishes, prayers, and support during this difficult time. His close friend and castmate, Whitney Way Thore, started a GoFundMe page for Powell with a goal of raising $20,000 to help cover medical bills and other costs associated with Will’s cancer treatments. The page has already raised nearly $75,000 as of September 2020.

Will continues to spread awareness of his battle with cancer on social media, sharing updates on his health and lifting up others who may be going through a similar fight. Will’s story of courage and resilience is an incentive to never give up in the face of adversity.


Will’s journey with cancer is both inspiring and heartbreaking. Although there has been no official word on Will’s current status, his friends and family continue to lift him up in prayer. We hope he has a full recovery and will keep everyone updated as more information becomes available.

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