Kevin Gillespie has announced that he has been diagnosed with renal cancer.
The celebrity chef is the proprietor of successful restaurants around Atlanta including Revival in Decatur and Gunshow. He was recently confirmed to be developing a new project on the Beltline called Cold Beer.
A spokesperson for Gillespie told Atlanta Loop, “After months of not feeling well, Kevin Gillespie has been diagnosed with a rare form of renal cancer. In the coming weeks, Kevin will have surgery to remove one of his kidneys. He has surrounded himself with a team of incredible doctors and plans to return to his restaurants as soon as he is able. Until then, he is deeply grateful for your support. As he recovers, Kevin requests that he and family are afforded the time and space to fully restore his health.”
Gillespie first rose to fame due to his appearance on the “Top Chef” TV show.