“Sleepless in Seattle” actress Rita Wilson, who was reportedly suffering from Breast cancer, revealed on Wednesday that she is cancer free. She was extremely happy and said that she has recovered well since December 2014 when she was diagnosed with the disease.
The actress was on the mid way of “Fish in the Dark” shooting when she was diagnosed with the deadly disease. Soon after they had to take a break from shooting and resort to taking medical attention immediately so that matters do not go out of hand.
She has revealed that she had to undergo double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on April 2015 as a solution to the problem she was suffering from. Just after a month of the treatment, the actress was able to resume her role in the play, as revealed to PEOPLE.
Tom Hanks, who is married to Wilson since 1988, found it extremely shocking when he found out about the disease. Wilson too was initially shocked. However, support from friends and family and also her fans at all time proved to be of great strength for her. She expressed her gratitude and was overwhelmed at the love, affection and good wishes showered on her. Hanks also revealed that they are fortunate to have the required finance to avail the best treatments.
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Being back to health, Wilson revealed at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Breakfast, which was presented by Lifetime, that she is eagerly waiting to go on a tour with her band. The tour will be organized for two weeks in February 2016 and again the whole of April and part of May. She said that this time on their rode tour, her husband also has plans of accompany them.
In addition to being excited about the road trip, Rita Wilson also added that after her recovery she feels very lucky and really blessed. Also apart from performing, she has a second purpose to go on a tour which is to spread the message that even if you are suffering from cancer, you still have the option of getting cured and enjoy what you love doing unlike previous times when it was like a death sentence.
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