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05th Sep 2021

Stanley Tucci reveals he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago

Sarah McKenna Barry

The actor now says that his cancer is “unlikely to return”.

Stanley Tucci has spoken about his experience with cancer for the first, after he underwent treatment three years ago.

The legendary actor has since recovered from the illness.

In an interview with Vera, Tucci explained that he was diagnosed with cancer after doctors found a large tumour on his tongue.

He told the publication: “It was too big to operate, so they had to do high-dose radiation and chemo.

“I 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.”

He continued: “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.”

Thankfully, the actor shared that following his treatment, his cancer is now “unlikely to return”.

Tucci also spoke about how his experience with cancer changed his perspective on life.

He said: “[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.”

60-year-old Stanley lost his first wife Kathryn Spath-Tucci to breast cancer in 2009. The two married in 1995 and had three children. They also raised two of Kathryn’s children from her previous marriage.

In 2011, Tucci married Felicity Blunt, who is the sister of Emily Blunt, his co-star in The Devil Wears Prada. They married in 2012. Together, they have a son, who was born in 2015, and a daughter who was born in 2018.

Stanley Tucci is currently appearing in the Netflix film Worth, which came out on Friday. In it, he plays a lawyer tasked with compensating the families of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.