The Swedish actor opened up about his battle on ‘In Depth with Graham Besinger’ and revealed he was first recognized with lung most cancers in 2015.
Lundgren, 65, says he went into remission however then the most cancers returned in 2020, and was informed he had 2-3 years left to stay by one physician.
Pictured: Lundgren with actor Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV
Within the interview, Lundgren may be seen right here within the day after he had an entire host of tumors faraway from his physique
Lundgren went for a second opinion and the therapy he’s now being administered has resulted within the tumors shrinking.
In a clip from the interview, whereas nonetheless carrying a hospital robe, he says: ‘It is the day after my surgical procedure, they took out one tumor, then they took out one other two they discovered and one other three small ones.
‘Hopefully it is cleaned out, if it dies, it dies.’
Lundgren had been referring to his memorable quote within the 1985 movie Rocky IV, after his character Ivan Drago kills Apollo Creed throughout their exhibition match.
Chatting with Bensinger, he spoke of how he found he had most cancers once more in 2020.
Lundgren says: ‘In 2020, I used to be again in Sweden and I had some sort of acid reflux disease, I didn’t know what it was so I did an MRI.
‘They discovered that there have been a number of extra tumors round that space.’
He continues: ‘They discovered yet another tumor within the liver, so I used to be like aw s**** okay.
‘At that time it began to hit me that this was one thing critical. The surgeon referred to as me and stated it had grown, it was too huge, it had grown to the dimensions of a small lemon.
‘I requested them how lengthy do I’ve left, I feel he stated 2-3 years however I may inform in his voice he thought it was much less. I assumed that was it for certain.’
Lundgren stated that the usage of steroids had an influence on his physique
Pictured: Lundgren, who says he has been battling most cancers since 2015
Pictured: Lundgren and his fiancée Emma Krokdal in April of this yr
He stated: ‘I attempted steroids again within the 80s, 90s. I do not know if that’s one thing to do with the most cancers, after all it struck me because it may have one thing to do with it.
‘I considered it, you all the time suppose you’ve got made a mistake. I feel possibly there’s some connection between testosterone remedy and most cancers.
‘I used to be on steroids once I was youthful, on and off for possibly ten years. Relying on the sort of film I made.’
Fiancée Emma Krokdal informed Bensinger: ‘His mouth acquired actually sore, his arms acquired sore and he couldn’t eat something.
‘That was a wrestle, he was losing a few pounds. We realized it was loads worse than we thought, they began speaking about tumors within the lung, abdomen, backbone, outdoors the kidneys.’
Pictured: Lundgren in character as Ivan Drago within the 1985 movie Rocky IV
Within the interview, Lundgren admits to having used steroids through the 80s and 90s
His daughter Ida Lundgren informed Bensinger: ‘It hit me once I had a deep dialog with my Dad about what would occur if he handed away.
‘That was a horrible dialog, it was a tricky time. I’ve to be robust for my sister.’
Lundgren stated he then went in search of a second opinion on his analysis and spoke to Dr Alexandra Drakaki.
Following a change in therapy, Lundgren says with inside three months his tumors had been shrinking between twenty and thirty per cent.
Lundgren continues: ‘You simply respect being fortunate sufficient to be alive, and also you respect each second there’s.’
Largely recognized for his roles in motion packed movies, Lundgren’s breakthrough function was as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.
He would later reprised his function as Drago in Creed II in 2018.
After a protracted spell of engaged on direct-to-video movies through the 90s, he returned to Hollywood in 2010 in The Expendables, alongside Rocky co-star Sylvester Stallone.
Since then he has reprised his function of Gunnar Jensen within the second and third film within the sequence, with a forth anticipated later this yr.
The total episode is because of debut later this month.