友達’ Gunther actor James Michael Tyler reveals he’s battling stage 4 prostate cancer and is paralysed

FRIENDS star James Michael Tyler has revealed he has been battling stage 4 prostate cancer since 2018.

俳優 – who played Rachel’s admirer Gunther in all ten seasonsshared the news on the Today show today, revealing it wasgonna get him”.

Friends star James Michael Tyler who played Gunther has revealed he's battling stage 4 prostate cancer and is paralysed

Friends star James Michael Tyler who played Gunther has revealed he’s battling stage 4 prostate cancer and is paralysed

He told the Today show: “I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones.

I’ve been dealing with that diagnosis for almost the past three years…

It’s stage 4. Late stage cancer. So eventually, ええと, it’s gonna probably get me.

James played Gunther in the hit sitcom

James played Gunther in the hit sitcomクレジット: ゲッティ – 寄稿者
The actor starred in all ten seasons of Friends

The actor starred in all ten seasons of Friends

James tragically revealed doctors were at first optimistic but the cancer started ‘mutatingat 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.

He said the disease had left him paralysed

He said the disease had left him paralysed
The actor broke down in tears as he lamented it not being caught earlier

The actor broke down in tears as he lamented it not being caught earlierクレジット: 今日

The cancer spread to his bones and spines, which has left him paralysed in his lower body.

He is currently undergoing chemotherapy, and and said his illness torpedoed plans for him to appear in person in the recent Friends: The Reunion show, which aired last month on HBO.

I wanted to be a part of that, and initially I was going to be on the stage, 少なくとも, 彼らと一緒に, and be able to take part in all the festivities,” Tyler said.

He appeared in all ten seasons of the show

He appeared in all ten seasons of the showクレジット: ゲッティ

It was bittersweet, 正直に言って. 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, 基本的, because I didn’t wanna bring a downer on it, ええと?

I didn’t want to be like, 'ああ, and by the way, Gunther has cancer’.

Gunther was known for his crush on Rachel

Gunther was known for his crush on Rachelクレジット: ゲッティ

He now hopes to help others by sharing his stories, 言って: “A lot of men, if they catch this early, it’s easily treatable.

“I don’t want people to have to go through what I’ve been going through. これではありません… an easy process.

“My goal this past year was to see my 59th birthday. I did that, May 28th. My goal now is to help save at least one life by coming out with this news.

“That’s my only reason for coming out like this and letting people knowThat’s my new role.”

Friends fans spot huge Phoebe blunder in show’s first ever episode that bosses missed