Eric Braeden, who has played Victor Newman on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless for more than 40 years, has announced he is cancer free.
The 82-year-old actor shared the news of his diagnosis in April, telling fans he had struggled with prostate problems before undergoing immunotherapy.
The German-born star shared the good news with his huge following on social media on Sunday.
“I’m cancer free. They couldn’t find the damn thing,” he said in one FacebookLive Video from August 13th. “Thank you for all your good thoughts. All your prayers mean a lot to me.”
“But that doesn’t mean it’s all over,” he said, adding that he has a few more surgeries ahead of him.
“My last cystoscopy two days ago – which involves inserting a camera into the bladder – and I’m cancer-free,” he added.
He’s also awaiting MRI results to confirm the cancer hasn’t spread.
“I love life, man. Why shouldn’t I?” he said on Sunday. “I work on the number one show. It’s been #1 for 38 years. Why should I complain? That would be obscene.”
The Emmy-winning actor, who also appeared in ‘Titanic’ as John Jacob Astor IV and in 2018’s crime thriller ‘Den of Thieves,’ said his battle with cancer has brought him closer not only to his friends and family, but to many others people came into contact.
“My health is good. I feel good, really. I can’t complain,” he added.
In April, Braeden revealed his diagnosis in one Video post shared on his social media Pages.
“I’m a bit under the weather, but not really much. I train, but reduced, in a reduced way,” he said in one 13 minute Facebook video.
Braeden said a urologist examined his bladder and found some “high-grade” cancer cells.
He added that he was able to continue to respond to “Y&R” throughout the six weeks of immunotherapy.
“I’m glad to be able to go to work,” he said at the time. “I find that fun. It distracts me. I love acting. I love knowing I am entertaining people.”
“That bastard won’t get me. I will get It,” he added. “I’ll be back in top shape soon.”