Stanley Tucci lost his sense of taste during cancer treatment | Entertainment
Stanley Tucci found it all tasted like wet cardboard “smeared with someone’s feces” while undergoing cancer treatment.
The 60-year-old actor recently explained that he underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy three years ago after doctors discovered a tumor at the base of his tongue. like developing dizziness and multiple ulcers in his mouth.
And Stanley admitted that he worried about losing his sense of taste more than he worried about death.
He said, “I mean, if you can’t eat and enjoy food, how are you going to enjoy everything else? “
Although the ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ star’s ability to taste returned after the treatment ended, he still struggled with the effects when he directed his critically acclaimed CNN cooking show, ‘Stanley Tucci: In Search of Italy ”.
He told the New York Times newspaper: “It was difficult because I could taste everything, but I couldn’t necessarily swallow.”
And he recalled how he struggled while eating the traditional Tuscan dish, the Florentine steak for the show.
He admitted, “I had to chew it for 10 minutes to get it down my throat.
“[Other times] I just had to get rid of the food. “
But Stanley insisted he had no hesitation in continuing to put on the show.
He said: “There was no way I couldn’t. I have long wanted to tell the story of Italy and the disparate cuisine of each region.”
When asked if it was to return to normalcy in his life, he replied, “Yes, I guess so.”
During his treatment, the “Supernova” actor liked to “live vicariously” by watching cooking shows.
He admitted: “[It] was weird because even the smell of food would just make me want to throw up.
“But I loved watching them. I just wanted to know more, to live vicariously through them. It was a way for me to have it again.”