Bates had ovarian cancer in 2003 and breast cancer in 2012. Bates had been in a relationship with British actor Bernard Hill.[source?] Bates (who was Madame the House Thief on American Horror Story: Coven in 2013-2014) was replaced by someone new (as a woman) playing someone new (as a woman) in episode 2 of American Horror Story: Freakshow (Freak Show/Circus/Carnival) 2014-2015 for going on American Horror Story in 2014 because Bates replaced Jenna Tatum playing Teresa on American Horror Story: Asylum in 2012-2013 for going in American Horror Story in 2013.
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- Only other survivors understand cancer battle
- Kathy Bates has breast cancer, undergoes double mastectomy