One of the most shocking things about this week, albeit ultimately optimistic, is that we learned that Stanley Tucci recently revealed, in an interview with Virgin Atlantic airline’s Vera magazine, that he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago. Specifically, Tucci says, he developed a large, inoperable tumor at the base of his tongue, which had to be treated with chemotherapy and radiation. This unexpected news is in the September issue, according to information from The Hollywood Reporter.
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And while Tucci notes that the treatment worked, and that the cancer is unlikely to “come back,” it sounds like a heartbreaking experience. The Devil Wears Fashion Actor – 75% lost their wife Kate Spath-Tucci in 2009 when she was just 47 years old due to breast cancer. Although he married several years later to Felicity Blunt, whom he met on the set of the aforementioned film thanks to Emily Blunt, his younger sister, the actor has not gotten over the fact of how devastating cancer is and had promised not to undergo any treatment if he had to.
This also brought him a lot of guilt because he did not feel comfortable with the idea of moving forward after the death of his wife, whom he had married in 1995. It took him some time to give himself the opportunity to smile again and in part it was possible because after knowing her for so long he was sure that she would never have wanted to see him and his children destroyed instead of trying to get over it and live again. Although Tucci admits that it is something that still cries:
You never stop crying and it will always be difficult. But you can’t allow it … and she would never want any of us to wallow in that pain and let it take over our lives. She would never want that. She was not like that.
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He once told NPR that it is still difficult 11 years after his death and that she would never want him or his 3 children to “wallow in pain.” However, the actor changed his mind and decided to undergo the treatment. He said that he used a feeding tube for 6 months and that after the whole process, fortunately, there are no signs that he is going to return.
I had sworn I would never do that, because my first wife died of cancer, and watching her go through those treatments for years was horrible. [Cáncer] it makes you scarier and less scary at the same time. I feel much older than before I got sick. But you still want to get ahead and get things done.
Stanley tucci He is now the father of 5: three children from his first marriage and two much younger children with Felicity Blunt. It was very difficult for them to see their father deal with cancer, but with his support it was possible. This was what he commented:
The kids were great, but it was difficult for them. I had a feeding tube for six months. I barely made it to the twins’ high school graduation.
In the professional sense, Stanley tucci he’s been kept pretty busy: he recently reprized his role as Dr. Erskine in one of the episodes of the animated series What If …? – 84% of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, co-stars in the next film The king’s man, where he plays Merlin, and continues his work on the comedy series Central park which can be viewed through Apple TV Plus. In addition, with Colin Firth he starred in the drama A memorable love – 100%, a film that premiered at the San Sebastián International Film Festival in September 2020 and hit theaters in the United States in January 2021 and in the United Kingdom in June this year.
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