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James Michael Tyler AKA Gunther in ‘Friends’ Just Revealed He Has Stage 4 Prostate Cancer

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I am so saddened to hear this news today!

If you are a Friends fan you know that a few weeks back, the cast had a Friends Reunion and during that reunion, James Michael Tyler also known as Gunther, made a zoom appaearance.

Many wondered why he didn’t just show up in-person on the show and we finally know why.

In a Twitter video, James announces that he has Stage 4 Prostate Cancer which has caused him to no longer be able to walk.

“In September of 2018, I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which had spread to my bones,” he told host Craig Melvin.

During the video James said his disease started “mutating” during the coronavirus pandemic, causing tumors up and down his spine. He can no longer walk.

Of course, it’s stage 4. Late-stage cancer. So eventually, you know, it’s gonna probably get me,” he said.

Fighting back tears, he said earlier detection is key and that he regretted not listening to “my wonderful wife”.

He urged viewers to “ask your doctor for a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test” next time they go in for an examination or check-up, adding that “caught early (it is) 99% treatable.”

My heart breaks for him and his family.

You can watch the full video below.

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