Jane Fonda has said that she will “not be around for much longer.”
This comes after the star said that she would “no longer be accepting awards or fighting for causes.”
Fonda’s career spans decades and genres.
She also fights hard against war, homophobia, and misogyny as an activist.
In the 1960s, Fonda started to act.
She was in movies like “Barbarella” and “Walk on the Wild Side,” for which she won a Golden Globe for “Most Promising Newcomer.”
During the 1960s, Fonda worked to help the Civil Rights Movement by getting involved in politics.
As well as against the Vietnam War.
Fonda won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in the 1970s.
This was because of her role in the popular murder mystery Klute.
In 1970, Fonda was taken into custody at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport because police thought she was trafficking drugs.
Since then, Fonda has said that the officer who put her in jail told her that he was following orders from the Nixon White House.
She said that the pills were just harmless vitamins, but…
She was taken into police custody and then given a bond.
In 1980, Fonda and Dolly Parton were both in a movie called “9 to 5.”
Jane Fonda’s Workout, her first workout video, came out in 1982.
But the star did return to acting in 2005 with the much-loved movie Monster-in-Law, which also starred J-Lo.
In the next 10 years, many hit movies came out, including Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, Youth, and Fathers and Daughters.
In 2010, Fonda had surgery to remove a lump in her breast that was not cancerous.
She also told people in 2016 that she had a mastectomy.
A few years later, in 2019, Fonda said that she had a growth on her lip that was cancerous and taken out.
I’ve had a lot of cancer,
Fonda told Vogue that same year.
In a recent interview, she talked about the Netflix show Grace and Frankie and how her life has changed since she was younger.
Fonda and her co-star Lily Tomlin, with whom she is good friends in real life, are both in the show. The show is about two women whose husbands tell them they are dating.
Fonda promoted the show on CBS Sunday Morning and said that, at age 84, she’s “super-conscious that I’m closer to death. And it doesn’t really bother me that much.”
However, she did say:
What bothers me is that my body is, you know basically not mine!
My knees are not mine, my hips are not mine, my shoulder’s not mine. You’re looking at somebody who’s only me from here up.
But Fonda has posted something on social media that is very sad.
The 84-year-old celebrity posted on Instagram that she has been told she has cancer.
“So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share,” she began.
I’ve been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments.
Cancer that starts in the lymphatic system is called Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
And the lymphatic system is a part of the immune system that fights germs.
This is a very treatable cancer. 80 per cent of people survive, so I feel very lucky.
I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realize, and it’s painful, that I am privileged in this.
I’m doing chemo for 6 months and am handling the treatments quite well and, believe me, I will not let any of this interfere with my climate activism.
Cancer is a teacher and I’m paying attention to the lessons it holds for me. One thing it’s shown me already is the importance of community. Of growing and deepening one’s community so that we are not alone. And the cancer, along with my age –almost 85– definitely teaches the importance of adapting to new realities,
After she told her fans that she had Lymphoma, she wrote on her official blog that she was “deeply moved and uplifted by the expressions of love from fans.”
She also said that she was going to start chemo in about three weeks.
Even though she had the same disease before, she said that her condition was “very treatable.”
Fonda wrote in her post:
I have been deeply moved and uplifted by all the expressions of love and support since I made public the fact that I’ve been diagnosed with B-cell Non-Hodgins Lymphoma.
My heartfelt thanks to all. The messages of love and support mean the world to me.
I want to say again that this is a very treatable cancer, and much progress has been made with the medicines patients are given,
Since last week, so many people have written to me or posted that they have had this type of cancer and have been cancer-free for many decades.
Well, I’ll soon be 85, so I won’t have to worry about ‘many decades.’ One will do just fine,
Fonda said that she is feeling great before her first round of chemotherapy, which is a good sign for her health.
And she said that she is keeping active by doing what her doctor told her to do.
She also shared a YouTube video of herself doing squats while leaning on a green ball and holding dumbbells.
Fonda also said that this is not the first time she has fought cancer…
This diagnosis has only made me more determined than ever to continue to end the deadly effects of fossil fuels.
While most of us know that fossil fuels are the primary cause of the climate crisis, many may not know that fossil fuel emissions also cause cancer as well as other major health problems like birth defects, childhood leukemia, heart attacks, strokes, lung disease, and preterm birth,
Now, Fonda has said that she thinks it will be “sooner rather than later” before she can no longer accept awards and fight for causes.
The famous actress talked about her own death in her most recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.
When you get to be my age, you better be aware of the amount of time that is behind you, as opposed to in front of you.
I mean, that’s just realistic,
Fonda also said that she doesn’t mind leaving if it happens soon.
I’m ready. I’ve had a great life.
Not that I want to go, but I’m aware that it’s going to be sooner rather than later,
But even though she’s ready, she doesn’t want it to end right away.
When you’re almost 85, the mantra is slow. Obviously I don’t use the same heaviness of weights that I used to. What’s important is to keep moving, to keep yourself flexible, to keep building strength,”
She also said that she is having fun with her family before her birthday in December.
My family will be there,
Then she talked about standing up for important causes and explained why she did it.
I’m not going to be around for much longer,