Sick Celebrities

Category: Cancer

Jane Fonda believes she was blessed to survive breast cancer

Actress and fitness guru Jane Fonda recovered from an operation to remove a cancerous growth from her breast and a few years on is back in good spirits, working on more lifestyle books and DVDs aimed at inspiring others to keep fit and healthy. At the time she said that she was lucky that her […]

Luciano Pavarotti died from pancreatic cancer

Luciano Pavarotti was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2006 the operatic legend lived for just over one year with the disease before his life ended in September 2007 at the age of 71. In 2005 the classically trained singer underwent neck surgery and back surgery in 2006, but after those procedures various complications developed. […]

Michael C Hall overcame Hodgkins Lymphoma

It was back on October 1st, 2006 when the world first caught a glimpse of Dexter, an emotionally bankrupt serial killer with just enough of a conscience to avoid slaughtering the innocent. He was able to cover his criminal (or vigilante) tracks thanks to his foster father’s expert guidance and through the knowledge he obtained […]

Nancy Reagan won fight with breast cancer

From an actress to the First Lady of the United States of America through her husband Ronald, she transitioned beautifully from one varied role to the next. Establishing trends, openly and actively supporting causes and standing strong in the face of challenges, Nancy Reagan was never far away from the news. She was involved in […]

Robert De Niro won battle with prostate cancer

Revered actor, Rober De Niro, discovered that he had prostate cancer in October 2003 after a regular health check at his doctor’s. The Raging Bull star’s prognosis looked good from the beginning, his doctors praising his efforts to keep in good health, both physically and mentally. His representative, Stan Rosenfield, stated back then: “Doctors say […]

Rod Stewart fought off thyroid cancer

Former Small Faces frontman and solo sex god, Rod Stewart, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, which is considered a common thyroid disorder, in 1999 – an event he says, that has profoundly affected his life. At first, it was thought that the rock star had a benign vocal nodule (another common occurrence among singers who […]

English actor Simon MacCorkindale died of bowel cancer

British actor Simon MacCorkindale died of bowel cancer at the age of 58 in 2010. In 2006 he was diagnosed with a treatable form of bowel cancer but it became terminal when secondary tumors were discovered in his lungs a year later. His acting career began in theatre and it was in the late 1970s […]

Stephen J Cannell died as a result of Melanoma

Author and TV director Stephen J. Cannell lost his battle against melanoma (a type of skin cancer) after complications arising from the disease at the age of 69. He is best remembered for his smash hit TV shows The Rockford Files which starred James Garner (now an incredible 84 years old) as a maverick private […]

Susannah York died from bone marrow cancer

British stage and screen actress, Susannah York, died on January 11th, 2011 at the age of 72 after succumbing to a long standing battle with bone marrow cancer. She rocketed to fame in the 1960s with a number of hit films and her first decade of professional acting was crowned with her Oscar-nominated role alongside […]

Tom Green sees the funny side of testicular cancer

In March 2000, TV personality and general disruption specialist, Tom Green, was diagnosed with testicular cancer. In May of that year, his host network, MTV, aired a one-hour special of the Tom Green Show, following him through the entire treatment process, even showing the surgical removal of his right testicle. Throughout the whole event Tom […]

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