NEW YORK — Maria Menounos says she has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor and announced her resignation from E! News.

Menounos told People magazine that she underwent surgery last month to remove a golf-ball-sized tumor discovered in February. Menounos said 99.9 percent of the tumor was removed during the seven-hour procedure on June 8. She said there’s a small chance that it could come back.

E! said Monday that Menounos is leaving the network after three years. The cable network said it believes Menounos will tackle her health struggles “with the same fierce dedication she is known for.”

The 39-year-old said her face is still numb from the surgery but should be back to normal soon.

– From news service reports