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Days Of Our Lives News: Bryan Dattilo Talks Wife’s Cancer Diagnosis

days of our lives bryan dattilo wife cancerDays of Our Lives (DOOL) spoilers reveal that Lucas Horton (Bryan Dattilo) lied to Chloe Lane (Nadia Bjorlin) about having a brain tumor. The story really hit close to home for the actor. At the time, he had just learned that his real-life wife was diagnosed with cancer. So, it was hard for him to play that part. During an interview, Dattilo opened up about the situation.

Lucas Horton’s Lie On Days of Our Lives

DOOL spoilers reveal that Sami Brady (Alison Sweeney) roped Lucas into a new scheme. In order to stop Kristen DiMera (Stacy Haiduk) from telling EJ DiMera (formerly James Scott) the truth, Sami came up with a plan. It required Lucas to romance Chloe away from Brady Black (Eric Martsolf). The plan at risk of failing, Lucas suddenly blurted out that he was dying from a brain tumor.

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Even though the storyline was intended to bring some comic relief to the recent serious plots, it was really hard for Dattilo. He explained to Soap Opera Digest that the storyline wasn’t all laughs for him. Even though he was hired to play a part and he did it to the best of his ability, the lines did get blurred a bit because of news that just hit his family. It turns out that Dattilo’s personal and professional lives would collide.

Bryan Dattilo’s Wife Diagnosed With Cancer

Days of Our Lives spoilers reveal that while filming the brain tumor storyline, Dattilo’s family was dealing with their own cancer story. Dattilo’s wife received a breast cancer diagnosis.

“I remember that being really hard to play for me, personally, because in real life, I had just found out that my wife has breast cancer and I had to play a brain tumor cancer. So all of this cancer stuff, just at that specific time for me, a week into it, I don’t feel like I was playing the fun in it enough because there were some serious undertones for me.”

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Anyone would understand Dattilo having a difficult time with this type of storyline, especially with the timing of the diagnosis. However, Dattilo did the best he could, just like he always does. He added,

“In the beginning, I feel like I had a really good time with it; I just hope I didn’t cheat it by having too much personal stuff mute the humor in it. It was great that they would even go there.”

Dattilo is an excellent actor and viewers would never have guessed that he was going through such a heavy time in his personal life. We send our wishes and prayers to Dattilo’s entire family.

Be sure to catch up on everything happening with DOOL right now. Come back often for Days of Our Lives spoilers, news, and updates.

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