Hollywood actor Stanley Tussauds has revealed that he was battling cancer three years ago. Tucky, who has starred in films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Spotlight and Supernova, told Vera Magazine that he had been diagnosed with a tumor on the lower part of his tongue.
“It was too big to operate, so they had to do high doses of radiation and chemo. I vowed not to do anything like that because my first wife died of cancer, and it was horrible to see those treatments over the years,” said Tucky, 60.
The actor’s first wife, Catherine Spot-Tusi, died of breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 47. The couple, who have been married since 1995, have three children — twins Nicolo and Isabel and daughter Camilla.
Tucky said he is worried about how the illness will affect his family and what it means for their future. “The kids are great, but it’s hard for them. I have a feeding tube for six months. I can’t reach the twins’ high school graduation,” he said.
Tucky revealed that his cancer treatment was successful and that the disease was unlikely to return.
“(Cancer) makes you more scared and less scared at the same time. I’m a lot older than when I was sick. But you still want to go ahead and get things done,” he said.
On the work front, Tucky is currently starring in the Netflix drama Worth along with Michael Keaton and Amy Ryan.