Veteran actor and The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden is sharing some personal health news.
The 82-year-old actor who has portrayed charming lead, Victor Newman, in the long-running soap-opera since 1980, has revealed he’s living with prostate cancer and hopes to encourage “some older guys” to take note of their own health.
“I’ve learned now to listen to my body more, and not go all out. So if you’ve seen me a little under the weather, yeah, I have been, but I will kick this. This bastard ain’t going to get me, I’m going to get it! I’ll be in top form again soon,” he says.
Eric explained that he received his diagnosis while he was recuperating from knee-replacement surgery. He’s now undergoing a six-week immunotherapy program.
“So that’s where I am right now. I love acting. I entertain people. I love your support,” he continues, visibly emotional.
“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.”
Watch his full message below:
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