Stanley Tucci reveals he had cancer three years ago | MCUTimes

Stanley Tucci reveals he had cancer three years ago

In a new interview, Stanley Tucci shared that he was diagnosed with cancer and underwent a successful treatment three years ago.

The actor told Vera that doctors discovered a large tumor at the base of his tongue.

“It was too big to operate on, so they had to do high-dose radiation and chemo. I had promised I would never do such a thing because my first wife died of cancer and seeing her undergo these treatments for years was awful,” he said, referring to Kate Spath-Tucci, who died in 2009.

Stanely Tucci and Kate Tucci in 2017
Stanley Tucci’s first wife Kate Spath-Tucci, died in 2009. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Image)

“The kids were amazing, but it was hard for them,” he said.

“I had a feeding tube for six months. I could barely reach the twins’ high school diploma.”

Tucci is the father of five: he has three children from his marriage to Spath-Tucci and two younger children with Felicity Blunt, his wife since 2012.

Tucci said his cancer is unlikely to return.

READ MORE: Stanley Tucci says his late wife Kate’s death is ‘still hard’

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Tucci said his cancer is unlikely to return. (20th Century Fox)

“[Cancer] makes you more scared and less scared at the same time. I feel much older than I did before I was sick. But you still want to move on and get things done, ”Tucci said.

“Get things done” he has – Tucci continues to appear regularly on the big and small screen.

He starred in Harry Macqueen’s Supernova, released earlier this year in which he played Tusker, a man struggling with early dementia alongside his partner Sam (played by Colin Firth).

READ MORE: Supernova director Harry Macqueen on working with Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci on same-sex love stories: ‘We were all in tears’

He also expresses the evil heir Bitsy Brandenham in Apple TV Plus animated musical comedy Central Park.

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