*Queen Latifah is urging fans to follow her lead after going for her first ever mammogram.
The 43-year-old talk show host was supposed to get checked a long time ago, but was too busy to make her scheduled appointment. Now, she’s hoping her viewers don’t make the same mistake.
“I got a mammogram on Friday, the first one I’ve ever got, and I was scheduled to do this a long time ago and then got an appointment and then work was so that it got away from me,” she tells the New York Daily News. “I [spoke about] it because I felt that other people had busy schedules and let something important like that just get away from them.”
Latifah also reveals she called her doctor to book a check-up after speaking with a breast cancer survivor on “The Queen Latifah Show,” saying, “I think the show was a motivation for me to get more conscious about my own health.”