Late Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell’s longtime girlfriend Rita Haney spoke in the interview with The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show and made a horrible cancer announcement at the Ronnie James Dio 10th Memorial Awards Gala.

In the conversation, Rita has stated that she had diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and she fought this devastating disease for a long time.

Also, Rita mentioned the support from Wendy Galaxiola, who is a well-known manager and the widow of Ronnie James Dio, and explained how important her help was.

Here is what Rita Haney said:

“A few years ago, I had a bout of ovarian cancer that I had to deal with. For a whole year, I was doing treatments, and I had no clue what was gonna happen. I kept it pretty quiet.

But Wendy works with some great people, and these people helped me. It means a lot to me, for this foundation, to just bring awareness to any sort of cancer. So, yeah, it’s more than words.”

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In December 2019, Rita has shared a picture of Dimebag on her official Instagram account and saddened the community.

She wrote a really emotional letter to Dimebag and broke her silence on the 15th anniversary of her lover’s death. You can read the details from here.