In a recent interview, the legendary Jane Fonda spoke candidly about her feelings of not having much time left to live.
Fonda, who is now 84 years old and has been in the public eye for virtually her entire life, wants to use what little time she has left on this planet to drive home the point that it is critically necessary for public figures to use their platforms to advocate for important purposes.
During the course of the conversation, the A-list actress stated that although she does not fear death, she is aware that her time on earth will come “sooner rather than later.”
Fonda, who revealed in September of this year that she had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, “I’m not going to be around for much longer.” she told Entertainment Tonight in an open interview.
She added: “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 disclosed that she would be receiving chemotherapy after receiving a cancer diagnosis.
She then posted on Instagram: “So, my dear friends, I have something personal I want to share. I’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and have started chemo treatments.”
She said ET: “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.”
Fonda, who is in her later years, told ET! that she wants people to understand how crucial it is for public figures to use their platforms to support worthy causes.
“We also need to be talking much more not just about cures but about causes so we can eliminate them. For example, people need to know that fossil fuels cause cancer. So do pesticides, many of which are fossil fuel-based, like mine.”
“Believe me, I will not let any of this interfere with my climate activism.”
Jane has lived most of her life in the public eye as the daughter of renowned actor Henry Fonda. The actress, who has received several accolades and enormous prestige, has emerged as an icon and a role model for millions of people.
Fonda had previously beat cancer disease. After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis in 2010, she underwent a lumpectomy. Then, in April 2019, she disclosed that the year before, a malignant tumor on her bottom lip had been removed.
We are sending Jane Fonda our deepest sympathies and prayers. We sincerely hope that she will survive and triumph over this hardship.