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Friday 25 July 2014

Jane Fonda ‘not scared of dying’

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.”

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