Stanley Tucci Reveals He Was Diagnosed With Cancer 3 Years…


Stanley Tucci has spoken out about his personal cancer fight, saying that he had a tumor at the base of his tongue three years ago.

In an interview with Vera magazine released this week, the 60-year-old actor, whose first wife, Kate Spath-Tucci, died of breast cancer over a decade ago, revealed his past health issue for the first time.

Tucci added that the malignant growth was “too huge to operate,” therefore he had to undergo “high-dose radiation and chemo.”

“I pledged I’d never do anything like that after my first wife died of cancer and I had to see her go through years of treatments,” he explained.

Tucci was particularly concerned about how his diagnosis would affect his five children, given his family’s history with the condition. The actor has three children from his first marriage and a son and daughter with his current wife, Felicity Blunt, Emily Blunt’s sister.

“The kids were fantastic,” he continued, “but it was difficult for them.” “For six months, I was on a feeding tube. I barely made it to the high school graduation of the twins.”

Tucci stated that his treatments were successful and that the cancer will not recur.

Tucci spoke lovingly about his late wife, who died in 2009 at the age of 47, in a painful interview with “CBS Sunday Morning” earlier this year, adding that it’s “still hard after 11 years.”

He said, “You never stop grieving.” “It’s still difficult. It will always be difficult. But you can’t let it… because she’d never want any of us to wallow in our sorrow and let it rule our lives. That is something she would never want. It wasn’t like that with her.”

“[Cancer] makes you more terrified and less afraid at the same time,” Tucci told Vera, reflecting on how his own diagnosis impacted his outlook on life. I’m considerably older than I was before I became ill. However, you still want to go ahead and complete tasks.”

The veteran actor has been quite busy of late, starring in three films in the last few years, including the well-received gay romance drama “Supernova,” in which he co-stars with Colin Firth and plays a man suffering from early onset dementia.

Tucci’s culinary prowess has earned him a following, which he has capitalized on with his own CNN food and travel documentary series, “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy.” The show was just revived for a second season, and the actor received many Emmy nominations for his performance.

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