Food expert Stanley Tucci said he had to use a feeding tube for six months as he fought his “ruthless” battle against oral cancer.
The “The Devil Wears Prada” star said her cancer had affected her ability to taste and eat, causing her weight to drop.
“I’ve lost 35 pounds,” he told Willie Geist on “Sunday Sitdown.”
“I couldn’t eat. I had a feeding tube for six months and everything tasted like you know and smelled like you knew it.
“And it took months and months and months before I could finally eat again and then taste properly again,” she continued.
The “Calling Italy” host said his first wife, Kate, died of breast cancer in 2009 at the age of 47, which made his diagnosis even more “scary”.
“My late wife and I traveled the world looking for a cure for it. “I was totally shocked when I got it,” 62-year-old Tucci told Geist. “I was scared, I was absolutely scared.”
Tucci credits his wife Felicity Blunt and sister-in-law Emily Blunt for helping him persevere with his diagnosis.
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“I was so scared,” the “Fortress” actress said, “but Felicity was so persistent. She was incredible. Still incredible.”
The “Hunger Games” star revealed in September 2021 that he had been quietly battling cancer three years ago. Tucci explained that doctors found a tumor in his tongue that was too large to be operated on, so they treated it with high-dose radiation and chemotherapy.
Tucci explained that at the time the cancer was unlikely to return, but her children were still suffering from the news.
He shared twins Nicolo and Isabel and daughter Camilla with Kate and had two young children with Felicity named Matteo and Emilia.
“The kids were great, but it was difficult for them.” “…I barely made it to the twins’ high school graduation.”