Secret Battle With Cancer

If you’re a fan of BET’s “The Game,” I’m sure you were wondering what ever happened to Kelly Pitts, aka Mrs. Jason Pitts, President of The Sunbeams. The last time Kelly Pitts appeared on “The Game,” she divorced her football star husband, Jason, and was filming her reality show. Then, she was gone from the show.

Brittany Daniel opens up to PEOPLE about her 3 year absence from “The Game,” and secret battle with cancer.

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After experiencing terrible back pain, night sweats and flu-like symptoms, Brittany Daniels tells PEOPLE that in the summer of 2011 she was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“It happened so suddenly,” she says. Soon after her diagnosis, she began chemotherapy and moved into her twin sister (and former “Sweet Valley High” co-star) Cynthia’s guest house with her mom.

“There is no way I would have ever gotten through this without my family,” she admits. “My family is everything to me and I feel like they saw me through this.”

Daniel is now healthy and cancer-free, she hopes her experience might help others. She tells PEOPLE, “I want to let people know it is absolutely possible to get through something like this,” she says. “I want people to know they are not alone.”

Fans will be happy to know that Kelly Pitts makes her return to “The Game” in episode 4 of Season 7, which aired March 18, as a series regular.

“The Game” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on BET.