Eric Braeden, who has played Victor Newman on “The Young and the Restless” for over 40 years, shared on Friday that he is undergoing cancer treatment. In a 13-minute Facebook video, the 82-year-old actor revealed that a urologist found high-grade cancerous cells in his bladder during an examination. Braeden, who works out in a limited capacity despite feeling a bit unwell, mentioned having prostate issues while recovering from knee surgery.
The Emmy-winning actor, known for roles in “Titanic” and “Den of Thieves,” has been undergoing immunotherapy for six weeks while continuing to act on “Y&R.” He expressed happiness about being able to go to work and entertain others, emphasizing his passion for acting.
Braeden is determined to overcome his health challenge, stating, “I will lick this.” He remains optimistic about returning to his usual self soon.
In a recent interview on CNN’s “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?,” Braeden criticized Eva Longoria for what he perceived as derogatory remarks about her time on “The Young and the Restless.” He asserted that she lacked the talent to handle the demands of the medium. Longoria, now 48 and a former star on the soap opera from 2001 to 2003 before her role in “Desperate Housewives,” was mentioned in a tweet by Braeden the previous month.