Jane Fonda’s state of health and death scare has shocked fans all over the world. Early this week, the news spread like wildfire on social media. Fortunately, this has now been confirmed as nothing but a death hoax that was included in the string of fake reports on celebrity deaths.
Nasty rumors of the legendary actress and activist’s passing blew up on Facebook on following the publication of an ‘R.I.P. Jane Fonda’ Facebook page that generated almost a million ‘likes.’ But immediately the day after, Jane’s reps confirmed that the actress was still alive and warned people not to easily believe everything they see on the internet.
Jane’s Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Diagnosis
Does Jane Fonda have any health issues? This question was prompted by her recent death hoax and concerned fans also wanted to know how the 85-year-old fitness advocate is doing these days. Jane bravely took to Instagram where she shared a selfie and candidly announced her cancer diagnosis.
She said, “So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share. I’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments.” Jane is optimistic about her prognosis sharing, “This is a very treatable cancer. 80% of people survive, so I feel very lucky. I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments…”
The actress continued,”…I realize, and it’s painful, that I am privileged in this. Almost every family in America has had to deal with cancer at one time or another and far too many don’t have access to the quality health care I am receiving, and this is not right.”
Jane continued shedding light on the issue saying,” We also need to be talking much more not just about cures but about causes so we can eliminate them. For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer. So do pesticides, many of which are fossil fuel-based, like mine.”
Jane’s Cancer Treatments and Thoughts to Ponder
Fans have been following Jane Fonda health scare updates and wanted to know about her ongoing treatments and how she is taking this so far. The multi-award-winning actress shared, “I’m doing chemo for 6 months and am handling the treatments quite well, and, believe me, I will not let any of this interfere with my climate activism. Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons it holds for me…”
She continues,” One thing it’s shown me already is the importance of community. Of growing and deepening one’s community so that we are not alone. And the cancer, along with my age—almost 85—definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities.”
The Grace and Frankie star stressed that she will not let her cancer slow down her activism efforts adding, “We’re living through the most consequential time in human history because what we do or don’t do right now will determine what kind of future there will be, and I will not allow cancer to keep me from doing all I can, using every tool in my toolbox…”
It’s business as usual for the actress and her climate advocacy stating, “…and that very much includes continuing to build this Fire Drill Fridays community and finding new ways to use our collective strength to make change. The midterms are looming, and they are beyond consequential so you can count on me to be right there together with you as we grow our army of climate champions.”
Jane Fonda’s Knee and Hip Replacement And Her Take On Cosmetic Surgery
How old is Jane Fonda and why does she look so radiant despite her age? This is one of the most asked questions thrown at the actress and other famous stars in Hollywood. Her fan’s curiosity stems from the fact that she admitted to doing it only once—and never again.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jane encourages people to embrace aging and quips about regretting having undergone a facelift herself and said, “I don’t want to look distorted.” The actress explains, “I’m not proud of the fact that I had one. Now, I don’t know if I had it to do over if I would do it. But I did it. I admit it, and then I just say, ‘Ok, you can get addicted. Don’t Keep doing it.'”
And for those wondering, did Jane Fonda have a knee reconstruction? Yes, she did. In an interview with Inquirer, she revealed that “This is a fake knee,” she said, pointing to her left knee and adding, “I got a new boyfriend right after I had my new knee.”
Jane was also candid about her hip replacement and said, “Hip replacements are easy, especially today. See, this hip was replaced on the side, which meant they cut through a lot of muscle. That meant for a few months you can’t lean over.” She added that a knee replacement was far more complicated compared to it.
Wit, humor, depth, and courage. No wonder Jane Fonda is loved all over the world. Her beauty is truly but the tip of the iceberg.