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Stanley Tucci, 60, was diagnosed with cancer and left on a ‘feeding tube for six months’ in 2018

Stanley Tucci, 60, reveals he was diagnosed with cancer which left him on a ‘feeding tube for six months’ in 2018… but says he’s healthy now


Stanley Tucci revealed he was diagnosed with three years ago and went through chemotherapy.

The actor, 60, opened up about his health scare publicly for the first time in an interview with Vera.

‘It was too big to operate, so they had to do high-dose radiation and chemo,’ the Hunger Games actor explained, also sharing that he was intubated for a full six-months during his treatment. 

Tucci’s treatments were successful, and the actor said it’s unlikely that the cancer will return.  

Struggling in silence: Stanley Tucci revealed he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and went through chemotherapy

The actor’s wife, Kate, died of breast cancer in 2009. Tucci said her experience with chemo made him hesitant to begin treatment. 

The Devil Wears Prada star explained, ‘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.’

In addition, the Easy A star talked about the emotional distress his diagnosis caused his children.

‘The kids were great, but it was hard for them,’ he said. ‘I had a feeding tube for six months. I could barely make it to the twins’ high school graduation.’ 

As for himself, Tucci said he feels like the disease aged him significantly. 

Not the first experience with cancer: The actor's wife, Kate, died of breast cancer in 2009. Tucci said her experience with chemo made him hesitant to begin treatment

Not the first experience with cancer: The actor’s wife, Kate, died of breast cancer in 2009. Tucci said her experience with chemo made him hesitant to begin treatment

‘[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.’  

Despite dealing with his health issues, the actor has still stayed very busy in his career. 

The actor has roles in two series which are currently filming. The first is Inside Man, about a prisoner on death row and a woman trapped in a cellar crossing paths. There is no set release date yet. 

The second series is Citadel, which is a spy series set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video. He will appear alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the series. 

Besides those two series, Tucci also has an upcoming role in The Man Who Saved Paris, a film about a successful brothel owner in Paris during the 1940s, which is currently in pre-production. 

Cancer can't slow him down: Despite dealing with his health issues, the actor has still stayed very busy in his career including work in two series that are currently filming

Cancer can’t slow him down: Despite dealing with his health issues, the actor has still stayed very busy in his career including work in two series that are currently filming

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