Iconic actor Eric Braeden, renowned for his role as Victor Newman on “The Young and the Restless” for over 40 years, revealed in a Facebook video that he is undergoing cancer treatment. The 82-year-old actor shared that a urologist discovered “high-grade” cancerous cells in his bladder during an examination. Braeden, despite facing health challenges, expressed his determination to continue working and acting on the show.
In the 13-minute video, Braeden acknowledged his current health condition, mentioning that he is working out in a limited capacity. He disclosed that prostate issues surfaced during his recovery from knee surgery. The Emmy-winning actor, who also appeared in notable films like “Titanic” and “Den of Thieves,” conveyed his passion for acting and the joy it brings him to entertain others.
Braeden assured his fans that he is committed to overcoming the health challenge, declaring, “This bugger is not going to defeat me.” He expressed gratitude for being able to go to work and emphasized his strong will to overcome the illness.
The beloved actor requested prayers for his character, Victor Newman, on “The Young and the Restless,” and vowed to conquer the health setback. Despite undergoing immunotherapy treatments for six weeks, Braeden remained dedicated to his work on the show, highlighting his unwavering commitment to his craft.
In a recent interview, Braeden made headlines for criticizing actor Eva Longoria, accusing her of lacking the talent to handle the demands of soap opera acting during her time on “The Young and the Restless” from 2001 to 2003. The veteran actor, known for his candid remarks, has been a staple in the soap opera genre and remains a beloved figure among fans.