‘Young & Restless’ Eric Braeden Shares Heartbreaking Diagnosis

Eric Braeden's 2021 net worth

Young and the Restless fans are kicking off the weekend with some pretty heartbreaking news directly from Eric Braeden. The soap opera legend took to his Facebook profile to open up about a diagnosis he received recently. What heartbreaking diagnosis has the Young and the Restless vet received?

Young & Restless Eric Braeden Shares Heartbreaking Diagnosis

Eric Braeden played the role of Victor Newman in Y&R for more than four decades. So, he is a face that fans know well. Unfortunately, the soap star took to his Facebook to reveal he has been diagnosed with cancer.

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Eric explained that he was recovering from knee surgery when he started to have some issues with his prostate. The actor admitted he wasn’t too keen on getting so personal with his followers. But, he thought the information might be helpful to older men who happen to follow him as it could happen to them too.

“I hate to be so personal, but I think this may be good for some older guys who may, or may not, listen to this. It’ll happen to them.”

After experiencing an increasing amount of pain and an inconvenient frequency of urinating, Eric Braeden went to the hospital. He ended up getting seen by a few different doctors before receiving a cancer diagnosis.

Eric Braeden - Instagram
Eric Braeden – Instagram

Eric Braeden admits the diagnosis was very unexpected, but he feels determined to deal with it the best way possible. He proceeded to share his progress on his treatment. Thus far, he’s had surgery to get the cancer removed. After performing a biopsy, his doctors determined he had both low and high-grade cancer cells. So, he is continuing to get treatment for the high-grade cells through a six-week immunotherapy treatment plan. Eric will get infusions every week for the next few weeks. Thus far, he’s received two infusions.

“So, that’s where I am right now. I’m a little under the weather, but not really much. I’ve learned, now, to listen to my body more and not go all out. I’m gonna get it. And I’ll be in top form again soon.”

He Doesn’t Want People To Count Him Out

His emotional video updating his fans on his situation was nearly 13 minutes long. He, however, doesn’t want fans to count him out as he plans to beat this thing and get back to work. Eric Braeden also considered this to be a learning experience as he’ll now listen to his body more.

Have you had a chance to watch his video yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments down below. And, keep coming back for more TV news.

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  1. I am so sorry to hear about Eric’s diagnosis..However if anyone can beat it…it will he Victor Newman!!! prayers sent..Get well Eric.All if your fans love you.

  2. So sorry for what you are going thru. Sending love & prayers. Keep your positive attitude! I survived breast cancer & I know my positive attitude helped. You are a great actor & I have been watching you for years. Looking forward to many more.

  3. My dear Eric, tears are streaming down my face watching this oh so important video. Know I’ve been a fan of yours since you first appeared on Y& R all those many years ago.you have always portrayed Victor Newman as a very strong man. I know this strength will get you through this difficult. Time. I will pray for you every day, knowing my prayers will give you the strength to get through this.wish I was there with you to give you a hug.I know your beautiful family will give you comfort & love. GOD BLESS YOU , stay strong, my dear friend. Love you.❤️❤️❤️👏👏👏👍👍👍🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

    1. Dearest Eric
      Have been watching the Y&R from its inception and you have always been one of my favorite actors on the show. My father had Prostate Cancer as well. I’m sending you prayers and strength to fight this battle and I know you will recover. We all love you lots and wish you a quick recovery. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  4. My God take this ‘C’ and remove it completely. Eric you are a very strong man and I know you will get through this. As many have said, I am a huge fan and you are loved by so many. Prayers and thoughts are with you. ❤️

    I am so sad sorry hear of this but u r a very Great & strong man u will over come this as well, just hang in there we all r praying for u all the way, U R A GREAT 1…..THE BEST & CAN’T KEEP A GREAT MAN LIKE U DOWN XOXOX

  6. I have watched you for as long as you have portrayed this wonderfully complex character, Victor Newman. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and keep watching. Your fans all love you, even when they are angry with Victor.

  7. What a special person you are to be able to publicly share your medical situation with your fans and public. I deeply admire you for unselfishly doing this. I have had the pleasure of enjoying your acting as well as many interviews since you joined YR. At 74, I had cancer surgery a year ago and so far so good. I sincerely hope and believe the same for you. Yes, it is not a pleasant thing to learn about yourself but we take the necessary steps to get healthy again and continue to enjoy our lives. You have my utmost admiration. God bless you and your family as you conquer this disease. I will be praying for your improved health and enjoying every minute of Victor Newman.

  8. My dad was a veteran of world were 2 out of Canada. I was so hooked on the y&r he told me about you. Incredible actor and so kind. god speed. At my age of 60 I have been watching the y@r since I was in my early teams. May God bless u and your beautiful family. ❤️

  9. Dear Eric. Thank you for your story.You have millions of support and prayers.and God is always with you and never leave you if you just ask him, trust and believe. You are a Great man and actor dearly loved by so many.Much love and prayers to you and your wife and family. You got this. God give him peace comfort and strength courage. Amen. in Jesus name.

  10. You have my prayers and support. The show wouldn’t be good without you.
    I know you can beat it because you have done so a good acting part.
    We are praying for you.❤️❤️🙏🙏

    1. I am praying for you In God’s precious name YOU will be alright , you are so loved , God loves you this cancer will go away

  11. I listened and tears fell down. My husband was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at the age of 50 , he had his removed at Stanford University Hospital had it done robotically . I know the treatment is better and more advanced , however he has been cancer free for 16 years. You’ve got this Eric . I will be praying for you every day that I see you on the Young and Restless . I’m 70 and have watched you since day 1. Your first wife was Julia and you weren’t very nice . But now I adore you. Your the Man that gets things done. Stay true to your character on screen and off and you too will be a survivor. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 for you and hugs 🫂🫂🫂🫂 because I adore you

    1. Cancer took my mom, my brother & step-dad! DAMN THIS DISEASE!!!!! Prayers for you my soap friend!!!! Play like a real Victor Newman and BEAT THIS TO A PULP!!!!

  12. So sorry to hear this Eric.If anyone can beat this it is you.I thought it was so great of you to pass this info onto other men so they would know.Thoughts & prayers to you Eric as you beat this.Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  13. Dear Eric
    So sorry to hear this, but as others have said, you have such a positive attitude, which is so important.

    I administered BCG years ago when it was experimental for lung cancer.

    Will keep you in my prayers.
    On a lighter note, so glad they have allowed your hair to go natural!!!! I mentionef this to you on twitter )

    Praying for you

    Darla Myers

  14. My husband beat prostate cancer this past year, robotic surgery got it all. Praying yours will all be eradicated.

  15. Iam a gr
    eat fan of the young and the restless too my name. Is charles I wish Eric a speedy recovery. Victor Newman is a fighter. God bless. Your great soap fan charles.

  16. Dear Eric, I was so sad to learn about your difficult diagnosis and treatment, 🙁but pleased to see that your real life personality is as strong and determined as Victor Newman’s. ☺️. You will beat this! I am sure of that!

    I am a retired chaplain who served in a retirement community for 25 years. I watched Y & R since it’s beginning and recently purchased a Y&R 50 t-shirt.

    Hang in there! Your fans are routing for you! 🤗

    With prayers for healing, Janet

  17. Dear Eric, I am so sorry to hear of your cancer diagnosis. My prayers are with you. I have so enjoyed watching the Young and Restless. I have watched it from day one that the showed started. I also remember you from the tv series Mission Impossible that I watched as a kid. I can’t wait each day for your next show. May you been on for a very long time after your cancer is cured. God bless you!!!!!!!!

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