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Margaret Josephs Reveals Joe Benigno Had a Terrifying Health Scare: "Nothing Else Matters"

The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member's husband received some potentially concerning results after a routine appointment.

By Sophie Vilensky

Margaret Josephs is opening up about her husband Joe Benigno's recent health issue. 

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During Season 14, Episode 8 of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Margaret revealed to Rachel Fuda that her beloved husband's bloodwork from a recent doctor's visit came back with some unexpected results. 

"I'm so frazzled because Joe had routine blood work, and we just got a call from the doctor and they said, 'Joe, your PSA [Prostate-Specific Antigen] jumped high,'" she explained during the Sunday, June 23 episode. "I freaked out because men his age can have prostate cancer really easily. We ran right to the urologist. They gave him all the tests. He had to be probed. We're going to get the results this week."

While waiting on the results, Margaret had a big realization: "As soon as you hear the word 'cancer,' it's like, 'Oh! Now I'm just like, alright, Joe's gotta stay healthy," she said in a confessional. "Nothing else matters."

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Margaret Josephs and Joe Benigno Celebrate Their 11th Anniversary

In June 2024, Marge and Joe celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary — the pair had eloped in Las Vegas in 2013.

"Happy Anniversary to the man that makes me whole! You wake up every day smiling, have my coffee ready and just love me for who I am. Love isn’t a big enough word for what I feel for you, for us. There is no me without you," wrote Marge in an Instagram post celebrating the milestone.

During the recent episode, she also noted how much Joe means to her.

"If something happened [to him] ... I don't even want to go there," she shared, becoming emotional.

Margaret Josephs' Mother Reveals Esophageal Disorder Diagnosis

Earlier in Season 14, Margaret opened up about her mother, Marge Sr.'s recent health change.

During Episode 5, Margaret shared details about her's mom's health struggle following a surgical procedure. During the appointment, Marge Sr. was diagnosed with a rare esophageal disorder that prevents her from adequately digesting her food called achalasia.

“Marge Sr. has always been the picture of health,” Margaret told producers in the episode. “And then she tells me she’s been throwing up for months.”

Any health-related information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, or before embarking on any diet, exercise, or wellness program.

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