‘Young and the Restless’ star Eric Braeden confirms cancer diagnosis aged 82

In a video posted on Friday, German actor Eric Braeden revealed openly that he has cancer and is presently receiving immunotherapy.

Late last week, the 82-year-old participated in a Facebook Live session and disclosed that he had experienced prostate problems while healing from knee replacement surgery.

A doctor then gave him the cancer diagnosis after discovering high-grade cancer cells close to his bladder.

“I hate to be this personal, but I think this may be good for some older guys who may or may not listen to this,” said the actor.

Before having an UroLift treatment, Braeden, who received an Emmy for playing Victor Newman on the venerable CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, experienced prostate issues.

The cancer cells were discovered, though, and he underwent surgery to remove them before beginning a six-week immunotherapy regimen.

The 82-year-old was open with his admirers about his condition and pleaded for them to be there for loved ones who are going through a similar situation.

“I’ve learned now to listen to my body more, and not go all out,” Braeden said.

“So if you’ve seen me a little under the weather, yeah, I have been, but I will lick this. This bastard ain’t going to get me, I’m going to get it. I’ll be in top form again soon.”

“So that’s where I am right now,” the actor continued. “I love acting. I entertain people. I love your support. So, whenever you have someone in the family who goes through this, support them. It can work out. Nowadays, there is so much advancement in cancer treatment, you can survive it.”

Braeden is anticipating returning to his regular role on The Young and the Restless, which he has held since 1980.

“I still am happy to be able to go work,” he said, as per Entertainment Weekly.

“It distracts me. I love acting. I love knowing that I entertain people. And, yeah, I love your support. It means a lot.”

Let’s all wish Eric Braeden nothing but the best in the future. I hope for a day when cancer is eradicated from the planet.

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