JAMES Michael Tyler is an actor who is known for playing the lovable Gunther on Friends.
Tyler revealed on June 21 that he was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer in 2018 and that “it’s gonna probably get me.”
What is James Michael Tyler’s net worth?
James Michael Tyler, who revealed the heartbreaking diagnosis in an interview with the Today show, has a net worth of about $4million.
The 59-year-old actor has appeared on Friends and other television shows, including Modern Music.
He played Rachel Green’s admirer Gunther in all ten seasons of Friends.
Tyler told the Today show that he has stage four prostate cancer.
“I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones,” he said.
“I’ve been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the past three years …
“It’s stage 4. Late stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it’s gonna probably get me.”
The actor revealed doctors were at first optimistic but the cancer started “mutating” at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I missed going in for a test, which was not a good thing,” he told viewers.
“So the cancer decided to mutate at the time of the pandemic and so it’s progressed.”
The cancer has left him paralyzed in his lower body.
He is undergoing chemotherapy, and said his illness torpedoed plans for him to appear in person in the recent Friends: The Reunion show, which aired on HBO.
“I wanted to be a part of that, and initially I was going to be on the stage, at least, with them, and be able to take part in all the festivities,” Tyler said.
“It was bittersweet, honestly. I was very happy to be included.
“It was my decision not to be a part of that physically and make an appearance on Zoom, basically, because I didn’t wanna bring a downer on it, you know?
“I didn’t want to be like, ‘Oh, and by the way, Gunther has cancer.'”
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