Beyonce & sister, Solange tested for BRCA2 gene after diagnosing their father with  breast cancer_1

Music star Beyonce and sister Solange have been tested for the BRCA2 gene after being told by their father Mathew Knowles that he had been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Beyonce & sister, Solange tested for BRCA2 gene after diagnosing their father with  breast cancer_2

In an interview with Michael Strahan on 'Good Morning America', The former Destiny's Child manager said that after receiving the news of his illness, he informed both his daughters telling them of the risks involved and need for a check-up as it could be hereditary.

He said during the interview; 'The first call was to my family, because this is genetics - it means that my kids have a higher chance, a higher risk, even my grandkids have a higher risk, and they handled it like they should - they went and got the test.'

We hope for positive results for the musician sisters, and quick recovery for their father.