‘Young and the Restless’ star Eric Braeden reveals cancer diagnosis


Eric Braden, who played Victor Newman on the CBS soap opera “The Young and the Restless” for more than 40 years, announced Friday that he is undergoing treatment for cancer.

“I’m a little under the weather, but not really much. I work, but in a reduced, less way,” Braden, 82, revealed in a 13-minute Facebook video.

Braden said a urologist discovered some “high-grade” cancer cells while examining his bladder. He shared that he suffered from prostate problems while recovering from knee surgery.

The Emmy-winning actor — who also appeared as John Jacob Astor IV in “Titanic,” and the 2018 heist thriller “Den of Thieves” — said he underwent six weeks of immunotherapy treatments to “Y&R” has been able to continue working on .

“I’m just happy to be able to go to work,” he admitted. “This, I enjoy. It distracts me. I love acting. I love knowing that I entertain people.”

Braden attends the 50th anniversary of “The Young and the Restless” on March 17, 2023 in Los Angeles.
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He swore he would “lick it up.”

“This bastard won’t get me. I’m going to get This” he added. “I will be back in top form soon.”

Braden has played Newman for over 40 years.  Here is the picture with him "Y&R" Co-stars Melody Thomas Scott.
Braden has played Newman for over 40 years. Here, she is pictured with “Y&R” co-star Melody Thomas Scott.

Brayden recently grabbed the headlines For him to condemn the actress Eva Longoria “Offensive comments” CNN’s “Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?” Recalling his time on “The Young and the Restless” during an interview on

“You weren’t good enough to survive the pressure of this medium!” Braden tweeted last month of Longoria, 48, who starred on the soap opera from 2001 to 2003 before landing “Desperate Housewives.”

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