(NEW YORK) — Days of Our Lives actress Kassie DePaiva has revealed she’s battling leukemia.
Thursday, the 55-year-old posted on her website that she has been “quiet lately” because she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in July.
DePaiva wrote, “I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what’s been going on in my life. I was asked back to play Eve on Days and had begun my exciting return. During the 3-week July hiatus I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent 6 of the last 9 weeks in the hospital. I will continue treatment over the next 3 months.”
She added, “My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure.”
Despite the circumstances, DePaiva remains positive. She explained, “I consider this just a bump in the road. I have amazing prayer warriors, family, and friends that have been extremely supportive and life affirming throughout this.”
DePaiva said that her goal is to be back “stirring up trouble” in Salem soon, and she asked her fans to keep her in their thoughts and prayers.
Her most recent appearance on Days of Our Lives as Eve Donovan aired last February.
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC.
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