Stanley Tucci reveals he used 'feeding tube for six months' during cancer battle after finding tumor on his tongue

STANLEY Tucci revealed he used a "feeding tube for six months" during his cancer battle.

His fight comes more than 10 years after his wife Kate passed away due to breast cancer.

In an interview with Vera magazine, the famous actor opened up about his cancer diagnosis after finding a tumor at the base of his tongue, as he revealed the mass "was too big to operate."

Stanley explained that the tumor could only be treated with “high-dose radiation and chemo.”

The Hunger Games star revealed how difficult it was on his children to see him fighting the disease.

He said: "The kids were great, but it was hard for them. I had a feeding tube for six months. I could barely make it to the twins’ high school graduation.”

While he went through with the treatment, the 60-year-old was hesitant at first as he saw his late wife Kate deal through her own cancer ordeal.

The movie star told the publication: “I’d vowed I’d never do anything like that, because my first wife died of cancer, and to watch her go through those treatments for years was horrible."

Thankfully, the treatments worked for Stanley, and he explained how different he is due to his journey.

Stanley said: "[Cancer] makes you more afraid and less afraid at the same time. I feel much older than I did before I was sick. But you still want to get ahead and get things done."

The Oscar-nominated star was married to Kate from 1995 until her passing in 2009.

They shared twins Isabel and Nico, 21, and daughter Camilla, 19.


Earlier this year, Stanley talked about his wife's passing, telling CBS' Sunday Morning: "You never stop grieving."

He continued: "It's still hard after 11 years. It's still hard. And it will always be hard. But you can't let it… and she would never want any of us to ever wallow in that grief and let it take over our lives.

"She would never want that. She wasn't like that."

Stanley would marry Emily Blunt's older sister, Felicity, in 2012, and they share two kids: son Mateo, six, and daughter Emilia, three.

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