Ben Stiller has announced that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago at the age of 48.
The actor revealed the news on Tuesday, during an interview on the Howard Stern Show:
“I feel like the test saved my life. It came out of the blue for me. I had no idea… It stops everything in your life. The first thing I did when I got diagnosed was get on the internet to try to learn. I saw [Robert] De Niro had had it. I called him right away. It’s the second most deadly cancer, but it’s also one of the most curable.”
It came out of the blue for me. I had no idea… It stops everything in your life.
Stiller hopes to spread awareness of prostate cancer, encouraging men to get tested whenever possible.
Next up for Stiller in the film world, is comedy Yeh Din Ka Kissa, starring alongside Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman, the film is set for late next year.