For Sarah Palin, 2015 was her "toughest year so far."
In a new interview, the ex-GOP candidate spoke out about being fired from her $1 million-per-year FOX News contributor gig, and revealed details of a recent cancer scare.
"Some things happened that I haven't talked about publicly, things like getting canned from a job I really liked, sort of out of the blue, because I called somebody out," Palin explained to CBN News on Wednesday. "Next morning I got word, 'Oh, we no longer need you anymore.' Yeah, it was a shock, but more power to Fox News. They're a private enterprise. They can fire someone for wearing the wrong color tie that day - that's their prerogative and I've been on both sides of the hiring and firing."
Also in 2015, after being canned from FOX News in June, Palin went to the doctor after being prompted to do so by her daughter, Bristol, who was expected to wed earlier this year, but ultimately called off the marriage.
"Bristol said, 'Mom, you need to go into the doctor and get that thing checked,'" Palin recalled. "She insisted and I resisted so I finally went in to a doctor and got something checked, came back, biopsy - a cancer."
When the interviewer proceeded to ask Palin if they found melanoma, Palin answered, "Yeah, something like that. Anyway, a surgeon dug it out and everything was okay."