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Allergies & DiseasesStanley Tucci, 60, reveals he lost 30lbs during his tongue cancer battle

Stanley Tucci, 60, reveals he lost 30lbs during his tongue cancer battle

Stanley Tucci lost 30lbs when he battled tongue cancer.

The Devil Wears Prada star said the weight loss came from losing his sense of taste while going through chemotherapy, which was ‘devastating.’

The Burlesque actor also said his ‘taste buds and saliva glands were destroyed as was the inside of my mouth, and it’s taken really two years to get back to almost normal.’ 

Slimmer: Stanley Tucci lost 30lbs when he battled tongue cancer three years ago

Slimmer: Stanley Tucci lost 30lbs when he battled tongue cancer three years ago

Slimmer: Stanley Tucci lost 30lbs when he battled tongue cancer three years ago

On GMA: The Devil Wears Prada star said the weight loss came from losing his sense of taste while going through chemotherapy, which was 'devastating'

On GMA: The Devil Wears Prada star said the weight loss came from losing his sense of taste while going through chemotherapy, which was 'devastating'

On GMA: The Devil Wears Prada star said the weight loss came from losing his sense of taste while going through chemotherapy, which was ‘devastating’

The actor, 60, was discussing his battle with cancer on Good Morning America while promoting his new memoir Taste: My Life Through Food.  

‘It’s mostly memoir,’ the Devil Wears Prada star said. ‘It’s sort of peppered with recipes, excuse the pun.’ 

The actor recently revealed that the tumor in his tongue was too large to operate on, so he he to endure high-dose radiation and chemotherapy. 

It was during this time that the actor lost his sense of taste.  

When asked what it was like to go through that, Tucci replied ‘It was devastating.’

A slow mend: The Burlesque actor also said his 'taste buds and saliva glands were destroyed as was the inside of my mouth, and it's taken really two years to get back to almost normal'

A slow mend: The Burlesque actor also said his 'taste buds and saliva glands were destroyed as was the inside of my mouth, and it's taken really two years to get back to almost normal'

A slow mend: The Burlesque actor also said his ‘taste buds and saliva glands were destroyed as was the inside of my mouth, and it’s taken really two years to get back to almost normal’

A tough road: The actor recently revealed that the tumor in his tongue was too large to operate on, so he he to endure high-dose radiation and chemotherapy. It was during this time that the actor lost his sense of taste

A tough road: The actor recently revealed that the tumor in his tongue was too large to operate on, so he he to endure high-dose radiation and chemotherapy. It was during this time that the actor lost his sense of taste

A tough road: The actor recently revealed that the tumor in his tongue was too large to operate on, so he he to endure high-dose radiation and chemotherapy. It was during this time that the actor lost his sense of taste 

He went on to add, ‘Luckily, the cure rate was very high. So it’s three years later now and everything is fine, but I was unable to eat solid food for six months.’  

Though his fight with cancer obviously took his toll, the actor did take a moment to note how happy he is to be alive. 

‘That said, it’s a small price to pay for being alive and being able to accompany my family,’ he noted. 

A tasty memoir: Tucci promoted his new memoir which is a memoir, recipe book hybrid; seen in September in Spain

A tasty memoir: Tucci promoted his new memoir which is a memoir, recipe book hybrid; seen in September in Spain

Fuller: Tucci attends the London Evening Standard British Film Awards at Television Centre on February 7, 2016 in London

Fuller: Tucci attends the London Evening Standard British Film Awards at Television Centre on February 7, 2016 in London

A tasty memoir: Tucci promoted his new memoir which is a memoir, recipe book hybrid; seen in September in Spain, left, and also before cancer in 2016, right

Staying busy: The actor has remained busy in recent years and has several projects coming up on the horizon; seen in the movie La Fortuna

Staying busy: The actor has remained busy in recent years and has several projects coming up on the horizon; seen in the movie La Fortuna

Staying busy: The actor has remained busy in recent years and has several projects coming up on the horizon; seen in the movie La Fortuna

Now cancer-free, the actor has stepped right back into the fast-paced entertainment industry in recent years.  

The actor has roles in two series which are currently filming. The first is Inside Man, about a prisoner on death row and a woman trapped in a cellar crossing paths. There is no set release date yet.

The second series is Citadel, which is a spy series set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video. He will appear alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas in the series.

Besides those two series, Tucci also has an upcoming role as famous music executive Clive Davis in the Whitney Huston biopic I Wanna Dance with Somebody.  

His pretty wife: Stanley with his spouse Felicity Blunt at the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 at Bedford Square Gardens on September 8, 2021 in London

His pretty wife: Stanley with his spouse Felicity Blunt at the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021 at Bedford Square Gardens on September 8, 2021 in London

His pretty wife: Stanley with his spouse Felicity Blunt at the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021 at Bedford Square Gardens on September 8, 2021 in London

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