Soap opera star Kassie Wesley DePaiva disclosed to her fans on Thursday that she has been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia.
“(I) have spent six of the last nine weeks in the hospital,” the 55-year-old actress wrote on her blog. “I 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. I consider this just a bump in the road.”
DePaiva portrayed Blair Cramer on One Life to Live for 10 years, before returning to her role as Eve Donovan Larson on Days of Our Lives.
The daytime TV star praised her support group for being there for her during this difficult time. “I have amazing prayer warriors, family, and friends that have been extremely supportive,” she continued. “I have a strong faith that strengthens me every step of the way.”
DePaiva promised her fans that she plans to return to Days of Our Lives when she’s able. “Although I’m unable to be ‘camera ready’ now…my goal is (to) get back to stirring up trouble in Salem soon,” she wrote. “Keep me in you® thoughts and prayers.”
Former Beverly Hills, 90210 star Shannen Doherty has been very vocal about her battle with breast cancer, and recently spoke to ET about her struggles. “It’s hard. I started thinking that I wasn’t going to live… I don’t look past today,” she said. “I don’t know if I’ll ever look like me again,” she adds, wearing a scarf over her head.“