Stanley Tucci is speaking about his private cancer battle, revealing that three years ago he had a tumor at the base of his tongue.
The 60-year-old actor, whose first wife, Kate Spath-Tucci, died of breast cancer over a decade ago, disclosed his past heath scare for the first time in an interview with Vera magazine published this week.
The cancerous mass was “too big to operate,” Tucci explained, so he had to undergo “high-dose radiation and chemo.”
“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,” he shared.
Given his family’s past history with the disease, Tucci was particularly concerned with how his diagnosis would affect his five children. The actor has three children from his first marriage and…