Stanley Tucci recalls losing his sense of taste amid cancer battle: 'It was devastating'

Tucci, whose acting credits includeThe Hunger Games” y “Supernova,” released a memoir on Tuesday titledTaste: My Life Through Food,” in which he writes about how his love of food has played a significant role in his life.

It’s mostly memoir,” el actor, 60, dicho of the book on “Buenos dias America” martes, agregando, “It’s sort of peppered with recipes, excuse the pun.

The famous foodie was raised by a mother who loves to cook – and while he resembles the same interest in the kitchen, he admitted that he couldn’t taste at all when he was fighting cancer three years ago.

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It was devastating,” Tucci reflected to the “GMA” hosts. Tucci opened up this year about surviving oral cancer three years ago. He recalled on Tuesday that the tumor he had on his tongue wastoo largeto operate on, so his only other options werehigh-dose radiation and chemotherapy.

“Afortunadamente, the cure rate was very high,” Tucci said, noting that he was also fortunate it had not metastasized. “So it’s three years later now and everything is fine, but I was unable to eat solid food for six months.

Tucci said he lost 30 pounds during that time. “My 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.

Despite the turbulent time, Tucci shared how grateful he is to be ok.

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“Eso dicho, it’s a small price to pay for being alive and being able to accompany my family,” él dijo.

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTIEMBRE 24: Stanley Tucci attends "La Fortuna" premiere during 69th San Sebastian International Film Festival at Kursaal Palace on September 24, 2021 in San Sebastian, España. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN – SEPTIEMBRE 24: Stanley Tucci attendsLa Fortunapremiere during 69th San Sebastian International Film Festival at Kursaal Palace on September 24, 2021 in San Sebastian, España. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) (Carlos Alvarez)

los “Devil Wears Pradaactor was also asked about his role in the movie some 15 years after its debut. He admitted that while nothing is in the works, he didn’t want his time on set to end.

I met Emily [Blunt] and got to know Meryl [Streep] really well. Just a wonderful, wonderful experience,” él agregó.

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En una entrevista con Vera magazine el mes pasado, Tucci said he now feels older after undergoing the successful cancer treatment.

“[Cancer] makes you more afraid and less afraid at the same time. I feel much older than I did before I was sick. But you still want to get ahead and get things done.

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