Stanley Tucci revealed he was treated for cancer three years ago…
Tucci told Vera (the Virgin Atlantic onboard magazine) that he was diagnosed with a tumor at the base of his tongue,
“It was too big to operate, so they had to do high-dose radiation and chemo. 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.”
Tucci’s wife Kate died of breast cancer in 2009, at 47. The couple had been married since 1995 and had three children together, twins Nicolo and Isabel and daughter Camilla.
“The kids were great, but it was hard for them…
I had a feeding tube for six months. I could barely make it to the twins’ high school graduation.”
He added that the cancer is unlikely to return. He reflected on his mindset now…
“[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.”
Last year in an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Tucci said losing his wife was
“still hard after 11 years….
You never stop grieving. And it will always be hard. But you can’t let it… and she would never want any of us to ever wallow in that grief and let it take over our lives. She would never want that. She wasn’t like that.”
Tucci can currently be seen in the 9/11 drama Worth which debuted on Netflix Friday.
(Cover, Vera; via EW)