Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 18 April 2015

Jane Fonda ‘not scared of dying’

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

Jane Fonda reveals her breast cancer scare made her aware that she is “not afraid of dying”.

The stunning 75-year-old Academy Award-winning actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.

After undergoing a lumpectomy operation Jane was rid of the tumorous malady.

The star reveals the health scare really made her conscious of her views on mortality.

"[It] was a good test, because I always said I'm not afraid of dying," Jane said during an interview on Oprah’s Next Chapter.

"And I wasn't. I mean, I felt, god, I've just joined a family of millions of women who have gone through this. And how interesting. What a journey this is going to be."

Jane was courageous throughout the malignancy.

Fear wasn’t part of the equation.

"[I thought], you know, maybe I'll make it and maybe I won't. I didn't get scared,” she explained. “I hope I don't die. But I'm not scared of dying."

The glamorous actress, author and fitness guru seems to defy the ageing process.

Although Jane is physically fit, the she has spoken previously about how she is afflicted by age-related maladies.

“I am not a freak of nature and I’m not immune to age. My body is slim because I have good genes. My dad was long and lanky and my brother is too. But the truth is I suffer from osteoarthritis and it’s really hard,” Jane told British newspaper the Mirror.

“I’ve had a hip replacement and a knee replacement and my bones are fragile because I suffered from bulimia for a long time as a young woman.”

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Nightlife Galleries


Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News


Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant


You must be decisive. Don't leave your Fate in the hands of others. If you need more money, ask for a raise. Are you dissatisfied with a relationship? Issue an ultimatum. Are you perturbed by an ethical matter? Speak on behalf of justice. People will be uncomfortable with your dramatic behaviour, but they will respond to it. Waiting for a miracle to arrive simply isn't wise. When you want to make a change, you have to take action, even at the risk of being unpopular.More