Now that he's cancer-free, Tarek El Moussa is using his platform to inspire others. The Flip or Flop star has been open about his battle with testicular and thyroid cancer in the past, but he still reminds fans of his journey so that he can help those who are going through a similar battle to see that it is possible to beat the disease.

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the reality star dad took to Instagram to share a throwback photo of himself in the midst of his battle. In the lengthy caption, he wrote, "NOT embarrassed to share!!! This was one of the absolute lowest points of my life!! After beating cancer twice I had a horrific back injury. Over the course of 10 months, I lost 50 pounds from all the pain meds which prevented me from wanting to eat and I was nauseous all the time. I remember those days…in this photo, I'm pale white….eyes are black…. and I was 169 pounds!! My clothing didn't fit and it looks like I'm wearing drapes! This photo is a reminder that anything is possible with hope. While I went through this it was the first time in my life I wanted to quit! Thank god I didn't…or I wouldn't be standing tall today!! Reminder everyone, anything is possible! You just have to believe!"

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NOT embarrassed to share!!! This was one of the absolute lowest points of my life!! After beating cancer twice I had a horrific back injury. Over the course of 10 months I lost 50 pounds from all the pain meds which prevented me from wanting to eat and I was nauseous all the time. I remember those days…in this photo I'm pale white….eyes are black…. and I was 169 pounds!! My clothing didn't fit and it looks like I'm wearing drapes! This photo is a reminder than anything is possible with hope. While I went through this it was the first time in my life I wanted to quit! Thank god I didn't…or I wouldn't be standing tall today!! Reminder everyone, anything is possible! You just have to believe! T

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Recently, the 36-year-old revealed that his back surgery was one of the reasons he split from his wife and Flip or Flop co-star, Christina El Moussa. In July, Tarek shared what he thought went wrong during an appearance on The Doctors. "I feel like if we had better communication, we would have had a better relationship. I think as time went on, you get busier and busier. It was like overnight: businesses, TV, all these things happened overnight, then the cancer and the back surgery. It just kind of started pushing us apart from each other," he explained.

Yet despite being in the midst of a divorce, the father-of-two seems to be in a better place — quite literally. The newly-single star is enjoying his bachelor life in a lavish (and pricey) waterfront home in Newport Beach, CA. Not too shabby!

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