In an interview with Vera magazine, Tucci stated he was identified three years in the past with a tumor on the base of his tongue. The mass “was too massive to function” and will solely be handled with “high-dose radiation and chemo.”
Having been via a most cancers ordeal when his first spouse, Kate Spath-Tucci, had breast most cancers greater than a decade in the past, Tucci was cautious of that.
“I’d vowed I’d by no means do something like that, as a result of my first spouse died of most cancers, and to look at her undergo these therapies for years was horrible,” Tucci stated. Spath-Tucci died in 2009 at age 47.
Tucci shared that his remedy at one level concerned using a feeding tube.
“The youngsters have been nice, nevertheless it was onerous for them,” he stated. “I had a feeding tube for six months. I might barely make it to the twins’ highschool commencement.”
Tucci stated that his most cancers remedy was profitable. He stated he now feels older from the expertise.
“[Cancer] makes you extra afraid and fewer afraid on the identical time. I really feel a lot older than I did earlier than I used to be sick. However you continue to wish to get forward and get issues executed.”