Jane Fonda has been a famous mainstay for a very long time. Even if she continues to work, it’s reasonable to say she’s in the twilight of her career at 85.
While her late age and repeated health scares have alarmed some admirers, the actress recently opened out about her emotions about death, maintaining she is “not scared.”
Fonda has spent virtually her entire life in the limelight, and she hopes to utilize her remaining time on Earth to emphasize the importance of celebrities using their voices to advocate for important issues.
During a recent interview, the Grace and Frankie star stated that she is “not afraid of death,” but that she will die “sooner rather than later.”
Fonda disclosed in September of last year that she had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She told Entertainment Tonight bluntly, “I’m not going to be around for much longer.”
“When you get to be my age, you better be aware of the amount of time that is behind you, rather than in front of you,” she concluded. That’s just common sense.”
Fonda said that she will be having chemotherapy treatment after announcing her cancer diagnosis.
“So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share,” she posted at the time on Instagram. “I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and have begun chemotherapy.”
“This is an extremely treatable cancer.” Because only 80% of individuals survive, I consider myself extremely fortunate.
“I’m also fortunate in that I have health insurance and have access to the best doctors and treatments.” I realize, painfully, that I am fortunate in this. Almost every family in America has dealt with cancer at some point, and far too many do not have access to the great health care I enjoy, which is unacceptable.”
“I’m ready,” she said to ET! “I’ve had a wonderful life.
“Not that I want to go, but I’m aware that it’s going to be sooner rather than later.”
Fortunately, Fonda tolerated her treatment well. “Last week, my oncologist told me that my cancer is in remission and I can stop chemo,” the actress posted on her website in December. “I feel so blessed and fortunate.”
She may be blessed, but the 85-year-old has stated that she has no fear of death.
The Academy Award winner believes that death is an adventure and that she is “not afraid of dying.”
“I sort of, you know… “I don’t want to go; I still have a lot to do,” Fonda stated on Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace.
“What I’m really scared of is getting to the end of life with a lot of regrets when there’s no time to do anything about it.”
Fonda admitted that she had “very few regrets,” although she “wishes” she could have been a different “kind of mother” to her children when they were younger.
“I have great, great children, talented, smart – and I I just didn’t know how to do it,” she went on to say.
I, for one, will mourn the loss of the iconic Jane Fonda.
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