Stanley Tucci has revealed that he battled with cancer three years ago.
In an interview with Vera magazine, the 60-year-old actor spoke about his cancer diagnosis for the first time.
“It was too big to operate,” He said of the tumor which was discovered at the base of his tongue. “They had to do high-dose radiation and chemo.”
Tucci added that the decision to get radiation and chemo treatment had been a cause of turmoil. His first wife, Kate, tragically passed away in 2009 following a fight with cancer.
“I’d vowed I’d never do anything like that, because my first wife died of cancer, and to watch her go through those treatments for years was horrible.”
“I had a feeding tube for six months.” He revealed. “I could barely make it to the twins’ high school graduation.”
“[Cancer] makes you more afraid and less afraid at the same time. I feel much older than I did before I was sick. But you still want to get ahead and get things done.”
He added that his treatment was successful and the cancer was unlikely to make a return.
Tucci is famous for his appearance in an array of Hollywood features including ‘The Devil Wears Prada‘, ‘The Lovely Bones‘ and ‘The Hunger Games‘ franchise. Most recently, Tucci featured opposite Kate Beckinsale in new Amazon action film ‘Jolt‘. He is next scheduled to appear in the third installment of the ‘Kingsman‘ franchise (‘The King’s Man‘), scheduled for December.
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