Maria Menounos was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. And the former E! News host revealed she had surgery to remove the meningioma.

"[In February] I’d been getting lightheaded on set and having headaches," she told People. "My speech had gotten slurred and I was having difficulty reading the teleprompter."

Menounos, whose mother is battling stage 4 brain cancer, feared she might have a similar ailment. So she asked the doctor for an MRI. But she started feeling better, so she postponed the procedure. She eventually had the MRI in April and was diagnosed with a meningioma.

Maria Menounos Brain Tumor Maria Menounos opened up to People about her brain surgery.

"I didn’t cry. I actually laughed," she said of her reaction to the news. "It’s so surreal and crazy and unbelievable that my mom has a brain tumor—and now I have one too."

According to the Mayo Clinic, a meningioma is a tumor that originates from the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. The slow-growing tumor can exist in the body for years without causing symptoms. But it can eventually compress nearby nerves or vessels, causing symptoms like headaches, hearing loss, double vision, and even seizures.

Some meningiomas are so small and benign that they don't require surgery. But because Maria Menounos was starting to show symptoms, she eventually scheduled brain surgery with neurosurgeon Dr. Keith L. Black. She had the seven-hour procedure on June 8, her 39th birthday. Black was able to remove 99.9 percent of the benign tumor, though there is a six or seven percent chance it could come back.

"I don’t have my balance fully yet but as long as I’m holding on to Keven, I’m sturdy and fine," Menounos said of her recovery. "My face is still numb. This is something that takes at least a month of healing, but I’m getting stronger and stronger every day and I’ll be back to normal very soon."

Maria Menounos And Her Mom Maria Menounos posted this Instagram photo with her mom on Monday.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Menounos will likely need follow-up scans to make sure the tumor doesn't return. She may also eventually have radiation therapy if the tumor comes back.

Overall, however, Menounos' prognosis is likely good. Reports say that 90 percent of those diagnosed with a meningioma between the ages of 20 and 44 survive at least five years, and many go on to live for decades. The 15-year survival rate is also around 63 percent.

Menounos is making positive plans for her future. While she is leaving E! News to focus on her recovery, she told People that she is still trying to start a family.

Menounos will also spend her time looking after her mother, Litsa. But her condition is improving, as well. The host told People that her mom's tumor appears "to be shrinking."