Sad news for soap opera veteran Kassie DePaiva.
The actress, whose credits include “Days of Our Lives” and “One Life to Live,” revealed on Thursday that she is battling leukemia.
The actress added that she has spent “six of the last nine weeks” in the hospital, and will continue treatment over the next three months.
“My prognosis is good. I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure,” DePaiva added.
Despite the positive prognosis, DePaiva noted that she’s “unable to be ‘camera-ready’ now,” but hopes to “get back to stirring up trouble in Salem soon.” Salem is the fictional setting of NBC’s “Days of Our Lives.”
“I consider this just a bump in the road. I have amazing prayer warriors, family and friends that have been extremely supportive and life affirming throughout this,” she noted.
The actress encouraged her fans to contribute to the Weill Cornell Leukemia Program, noting, “Leukemia remains a rare disease and there is a great need for funding and donations of Stem Cells/Bone Marrow, Platelets and blood.”
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