Ben Stiller opens up about cancer on ‘The Howard Stern Show’
NEW YORK — Celebs might be immune to some of the effects of aging: thanks to Botox and other potions. But cancer is something even A-lister’s cannot avoid.
It looks like prostate cancer went after actor Ben Stiller.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Stiller opens up saying, “I had prostate cancer a couple of years ago.” The 50-year-old described his fears at being diagnosed at 48.
The actor says the cancer stopped everything else in his life. “You can’t plan for a movie, you can’t. Cause you don’t know what’s gonna happen.”
According to his surgeon, Stiller had a case of intermediate-aggressive cancer, but an early screening saved his life. After taking a controversial prostate specific antigen or “PSA” blood test, Stiller was able to catch the cancer on time.
Nowadays, the Zoolander actor is cancer-free! Stiller says the test is not recommended by U.S. Preventative Services Tasks Force, but personally thinks it should be.
The PSA blood test is the whole reason why the celebrity is going public with his cancer story. “I wanted to talk about it because of the test, because I feel like the test saved my life.”
As for the actor’s post-cancer game in the sheets: he says he got his first erection the night after the surgery!
Sounds like Stiller’s still got it; glad to see he is going strong!