“Days of Our Lives” Star Kassie DePaiva Has Leukemia
Kassie DePaiva has leukemia. The “Days Of Our Lives” star announced the news on Thursday.
DePavia left “Days Of Our Lives” last fall, with her final episode airing earlier this year. But now in a blog post on her official website, the actress reveals she had recently returned to the soap opera before finding out about the illness. She writes, “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,” continues the veteran soap actress. “My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure. 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.”
The former “One Life To Live” star goes on to explain, “This has been a private matter but with Eve’s return coming soon I felt it was time to let my loving fans know what’s been going on. The ‘Days’ and ‘OLTL’ family love runs deep. Although I’m unable to be ‘camera ready’ now… my goal is get back to stirring up trouble in Salem soon. Keep me in you thoughts and prayers.”
DePavia ends her candid entry by noting, “There is a great need for funding and donations of Stem Cells/Bone Marrow, Platelets and blood,” and encourages fans to contribute to the cause. DePavia’s run on soaps has also included memorable stints on “Guiding Light” and “General Hospital.” She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series earlier this year, and is pictured above at the May awards show. Gossip Cop wishes the star a speedy recovery during this difficult time.