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Tarek El Moussa of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” Posts Shirtless Exercise Photos After Beating Cancer

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Flip or Flop cohost Tarek El Moussa beat both thyroid and testicular cancers in the past couple of years, so he clearly has a lot to be proud of. And to show he’s back in combating type, the HGTV star postured for an exercise photoshoot to reveal off his peak physical condition, and to show his doubters wrong.Tarek stated he

was “too embarrassed to share” the photos in the beginning, but recognized he should share them with his fans to let them in on his health journey. “My physician said, ‘You would most likely never be able to raise weights again,'” he wrote. “That motivated me to show him incorrect and enter the very best shape of my life!”

The complete caption is below:

“I shot this and was too embarrassed to share so I didn’t … I understand my journey has inspired lots of people so I made the challenging decision to publish. this wants battling 2 cancers and a debilitating back injury. My doctor said “You would most likely never be able to lift weights again”… that motivated me to prove him wrong and enter into the best shape of my life!!! Thank you to my trainer @quintin_tucker for all the effort and inspiration and @pyejirsa for the incredible photos. Remember … it’s not the size of the pet in the battle, it’s the size of the battle in the dog …”

Tarek and Christina El Moussa have been in the midst of a really public separation, and headlines have been plentiful about Christina flaunting her so-called “vengeance body” post-split. It’s clear that both previous partners turn to exercise when times get difficult. Christina has actually stated that workout has helped center her throughout the divorce, and Tarek’s trainer has actually Snapchatted him exercising at the gym:

So “vengeance” or otherwise, concentrating on your health after a bad break up isn’t really a bad method to go.

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