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Michael Richards discloses his covert struggle with prostate cancer in 2018, facing imminent death within 8 months if…

Seinfeld Star Michael Richards Reveals He Secretly Battled Prostate Cancer in 2018, Survived Dramatic Surgery

Seinfeld Star Michael Richards Reveals Secret Battle with Prostate Cancer

Michael Richards, famous for his role in the hit TV show Seinfeld, has recently opened up about his private battle with prostate cancer back in 2018. The comedian shared that he underwent a dramatic surgery which ultimately saved his life.

Richards disclosed that he was diagnosed with stage 1 prostate cancer after a routine check-up revealed elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels. Initially, he thought it was his time to go, but the thought of his 9-year-old son prompted him to fight for more time. “I’ve got a 9-year-old, and I’d like to be around for him,” he expressed to People.

The 74-year-old actor’s doctor advised him to undergo a full prostate removal as the biopsy results were concerning. Reflecting on the situation, Richards shared, “If I hadn’t had the full surgery, I probably would have been dead in about eight months.”

Inspired by his near-death experience, Richards penned his memoir called Entrances and Exits, which he wrote from the surplus of diaries he had kept over the years. In the memoir, he also addressed a racist incident he faced in 2006, highlighting his regrets and belief in the “continuity of the soul.”

Following the incident, Richards received support from his Seinfeld castmates Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Despite feeling embarrassed and concerned about the impact on his colleagues, he acknowledged the necessity of screwups in life.

Through his candid revelations, Michael Richards shares a raw and honest perspective on his life journey, inspiring others to embrace the highs and lows that come with it.

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