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Friends Star James Michael Tyler Battling Stage 4 Prostate Cancer

Friends Star James Michael Tyler Battling Stage 4 Prostate Cancer

Sad news just in.

Unity Blott

Unity Blott

Friends star James Michael Tyler is battling stage 4 prostate cancer.

The actor, who played Gunther in the hit sitcom, announced the sad news on Monday.

The 59-year-old has been secretly battling the disease since 2018 but only went public with his diagnosis this week.

Speaking on TODAY, James explained that the disease had already spread to other parts of his body by the time doctors identified it three years ago.

The Friends star shared the sad news on Monday (
Warner Bros)

He said: "I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones. '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."

He added: ""I was 56 years old at the time, and they screen for PSA, which is prostate-specific antigen. That came back at an extraordinarily high number.

"So I knew immediately when I went online and I saw the results of my blood test and blood work that there was obviously something quite wrong there. Nearly immediately, my doctor called me and said, 'Hey, I need you to come in tomorrow because I suspect that you may have quite a serious problem with your prostate.'"

More to follow.

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