Is Stanley Tucci OK? Actor reveals cancer left him on 'feeding tube' for 6 months

'I'd vowed I'd never do anything like that, because my first wife died of cancer,' Stanley Tucci shared in a recent interview


                            Is Stanley Tucci OK? Actor reveals cancer left him on 'feeding tube' for 6 months
Stanley Tucci lost his wife Kate Tucci to breast cancer (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Veteran Hollywood actor Stanley Tuccirecently revealed that he was diagnosed with cancer three years ago and went through a tough phase. This is the first time the actor has spoken out about his 2018 diagnosis in public. In an interview with Vera, Tucci shared, "It was too big to operate, so they had to do high-dose radiation and chemo." He also added that he was intubated for more than six months following his chemotherapy, being fed through a food tube.

Cancer had been a nightmare in his family, as in 2009, he lost his first wife Kate Tucci to breast cancer. In fact, in his latest interview, the 'Devil Wears Prada' actor revealed that he was initially hesitant to start treatment, recounting his wife's struggle with chemotherapy in the past. "I'd 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 shared. Stanley Tucci and his present wife Felicity Blunt welcomed their second child in 2019. He also has three older kids from his first marriage. 

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The 'Hunger Games' actor is presently in a healthy condition and fortunately,  his cancer is unlikely to relapse. However, he is still reeling from his painful tryst with the fatal ailment in 2018. "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," he shared, adding that it took an emotional toll on his children. 

Tucci has triumphantly returned to the silver screen and is currently working on two high-profile projects. He is starring in a feature titled 'Inside Man' which revolves around a prisoner on death row. Alongside, he is also filming for the upcoming Amazon Prime Video series 'The Citadel', which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas. Another of Tucci's films, 'The Man Who Saved Paris' is currently in the pre-production phase. 

Reflecting on his cancer battle, Tucci remarked, "[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."