Here’s a surprise: Ben Stiller told Howard Stern this morning on his Sirius radio show that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.
Stiller said it was “immediately aggressive” and had surgery to remove his prostate. He was 48 when this happened. “It came out of the blue for me. I had no idea.”
This would have been right in the midst of Stiller’s mother, Anna Meara, in her decline. She died on May 23, 2015. Stiller’s dad, Jerry Stiller, is more or less retired and living in the family’s New York apartment. He’s 88 years old.
Somehow during this time Stiller was able to act in and direct films like “Zoolander 2.” Good for him. Sending best wishes. Ben told Howard he hoped his openness would encourage more awareness of the disease.