Wednesday, April 17, 2024

“Young and the Restless” Star Eric Braeden Says He’s Being Treated for Bladder Cancer: “I will lick this thing”


Eric Braeden, star of “The Young and the Restless” for 40 years on CBS, says he’s being treated for bladder cancer after a scare with his prostate.

In an emotional video he’s posted to Facebook, Braeden describes what’s been going on with him for the last several weeks. The 13 minute story is compelling even more so because Braeden sounds like he’s other become his character, Victor Newman, or the character was informed by him. Victor Newman is a hubristic billionaire who gets his own way. Braeden, apparently, approached his problem with a similar mood, and the results are a little comical.

None of this should come as a surprise. Back on March 24th, Braeden posted that his surgeon had taken a malignant tumor out of his bladder. He included pictures of himself on a gurney in the hospital.

Braeden is 81, has always worked out, boxed, etc and is still doing so to a lesser degree. He has a great attitude. “I will lick this thing,” he declares, and you know he will. We need Eric Braeden! He’s an avowed liberal, and his Twitter feed — filled with outrage over the Republicans — is an amusing joy to read every day!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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