Deadliest Catch star Sig Hansen’s wife June Hansen diagnosed with cancer

Caption : Sig Hansen family pic

While everything was chaotic out in the sea for everyone on board due to storms, the most devastating blow came to the Hansens and the sea was not to blame. Sig Hansen, the captain of Northwestern, and his daughter Mandy Hansen were both out at sea when they received the news of June Hansen’s cancer diagnosis. 

Sig Hansen received the news of wife June Hansen’s cancer on a phone call

On the latest episode of Deadliest Catch, the audience saw how much the crewmembers of the Wizard, Cornelia Marie, and Brenna A were affected by the stormwater. In a cliffhanger, the episode revealed that Sig learned of potentially life-changing news about June, his wife of 21 years.

Sig’s daughter Mandy was steering the vessel as he left to pick up a private call from wife June. When he returned, he told the cameras, “It sounds like my wife has a form of cancer.” He went on to say, “We do know that this area on her neck is cancer, we just don't know if there's more.”

sig hansen and his wife

Apparently, the family is aware of June’s condition but they are not sure about her prognosis. Mandy explained, “Right now we're waiting for word to find out how bad it really is. We were planning on moving our gear up north—we heard there was much better fishing up there. However, because of the bad news, I think it's best that we stay as close to land as possible.”

Sig reiterated his daughter’s words saying that his wife’s health is his priority. He said, “We're not going anywhere until I know how my wife is. She's always been there for me, and I will be there for her.”

June Hansen’s cancer news comes not long after Sig Hansen shared about his heart attack

It’s commendable how Sig has fearlessly commandeered many a choppy sea. However, this courageous man has himself experienced a fair share of health scares more than one time. 

Recently, during the premiere of Deadliest Catch Season 15, he made a shocking revelation to his fans. He revealed that he had suffered a heart attack and that his crew was unaware of his condition.

The 52-year-old explained very little about his health on the show but he shared the details with Entertainment Weekly. 

sig hansen in hospital

According to his interview, in early October 2018, he had been taking antibiotics for a sinus infection. He began swelling up while driving through Seattle with his wife, following which the couple rushed to the hospital. He said he was driving at the speed of 100 miles an hour and went right to the ER. He was swept off his feet when the nurse told him that he probably had less than 10 minutes.

Sig told that a nurse administered an EpiPen to save his life but it ended up harming his body. He instantly experienced chest pain and a test confirmed that he was in the midst of having a cardiac arrest. 

Fortunately, his life was saved.

This health scare marked his second heart attack to date. Viewers might remember, he once suffered one on-camera in March 2016 while filming for Deadliest Catch. These health scares have affected him drastically. 


Sig said, “I’m still afraid to go on the boat. I don’t like it anymore. I don’t even remember this king crab season. I’m still trying to get over this last winter. I can’t get it out of my mind. It's scary. It’s been really hard. I don’t know how much more I’ve got left in me."

Meanwhile, he also admitted that the longstanding show has been second nature to him. "I feel like the show is a part of our life now and as long as the show is going, I’m probably still going to participate," he said. 

He made it clear that his health would always be a priority.

We pray for the well being of both Sig Hansen and his wife June Hansen. 

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