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coldangel

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« on: 12-06-2006 08:31 »

I searched and there didn't appear to be anything on this. My apologies if I'm mistaken; sometimes the search function doesn't seem to work properly:


West revealed on the October 4 2006 edition of The Adam Carolla Show that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He said it was the scariest moment of his life, especially since he considered himself a healthy person. West had surgery to eliminate the cancer, and the crew of the show commented on how good he looked considering that it was only two weeks ago.

 http://www.reference.com/browse/wiki/Billy_West


"I didn't even tell my mom about this junk until I was out of the woods. The whole thing just snuck up on me but never,ever did I play the victim or bemoan my fate. Life is for the living. I was a little scared before surgery 'cause of the release you sign that says there's always a very small percent chance that you'll die during the operation."
- On his scare with prostate cancer. Posted on October 4th, 2006 by Billy West in his fan forum.
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« Reply #1 on: 12-06-2006 09:15 »
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Wow, VERY nice find coldangel, it just shows you, you never know whats going to happen as he thought he was healthy before this happened to him...    hmpf
coldangel

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« Reply #2 on: 12-06-2006 09:24 »
« Last Edit on: 12-06-2006 09:24 by coldangel_1 »

Well I'm just glad it's sorted. He did what I would do - kept it under his hat until it was all over. Very glad he's alright.
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« Reply #3 on: 12-06-2006 09:31 »
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
Very glad he's alright.

SILENCE I concur, the show wouldn't be the same without him! He did so many great characters voices from the mumbly Proffesor's voice, the zany Fry's voice and even the hillarious Zoidberg's voice. As Hermes would say, he's "a very important unit".
coldangel

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« Reply #4 on: 12-06-2006 09:39 »

He does Zapp too. He's a very talented dude. Certainly the show couldn't exist without hum.
That may be a selfish reason to want someone to not die, but there are other reasons as well.

Cancer's a wily adversary. A coworker and close friend of mine had a cancer in her adrenal gland that metastasized. It took two years of wasting away to nothing in a hospital bed for her to pass away. Horrible business. I was a pallbearer. She had been a big woman, but by the end she'd shrunk so much the casket weighed next to nothing.

I place the largest hope for a general 'across-the-board' cancer cure in the field of nanotechnology.
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« Reply #5 on: 12-06-2006 09:51 »
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Sorry to hear that man, fortunately I've never had to go through something like that. I couldn't imagine how horrible it would be...    frown
coldangel

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« Reply #6 on: 12-06-2006 09:57 »

Well, it was worse for her. But yeah, pretty nasty stuff. After an illness like that, death really and truly becomes a relief and a release. I saw her on the evening before she passed away, and as you can imagine, not pretty. She was basically catatonic and spasming. When I got the call the next day that she was gone my first reaction was of relief, and she was now better finally, know what I mean? Two years is a long time to be sick and dying for, and other people go much longer than that. It's such a malicious illness.
They say there are no beautful corpses and no dignity in death, but I'd still prefer a bullet behind my ear any day.

Anyway, Billy's fine, and that's great news.   smile
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« Reply #7 on: 12-06-2006 10:04 »
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Originally posted by coldangel_1:
When I got the call the next day that she was gone my first reaction was of relief, and she was now better finally, know what I mean?

Yeah, I can understand what you mean... But as you said lets not be on a downer as Billy is ok now, thank god!  smile

coldangel

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« Reply #8 on: 12-06-2006 10:08 »

Indeed! And respect to him for not 'playing the victim and bemoaning his fate' as he put it. That's a bit of good old-fashioned stoic bulletproof bloke sentiment. I admire that.
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« Reply #9 on: 12-06-2006 11:21 »

I thought this had been posted ages ago. I would have posted this myself if I knew than no-one knew. It was on Wikipedia where I found it. I'm so glad Billy's ok, bless him.
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« Reply #10 on: 12-06-2006 12:33 »

Woah! Billy West had cancer? Wow.. That's sad.  frown
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« Reply #11 on: 12-06-2006 12:57 »
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You often won't hear about personal problems in the entertainment business until they're resolved. It can be very difficult to find work without them and producers aren't looking for production delays once things are started.

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« Reply #12 on: 12-06-2006 13:48 »

Wha... wow, you really never know when some huge news like this is gonna come and bite you in the behind... It's really sad, but at least he's OK now!
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« Reply #13 on: 12-06-2006 14:15 »
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I actually heard about this the day he went on The Adam Carolla Show and revealed it.  I was stunned, but I'm so glad he's doing well now.  Cancer's not something I'd wish on anyone.
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« Reply #14 on: 12-06-2006 15:31 »

Poor Billy West  frown gad he is ok
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« Reply #15 on: 12-06-2006 17:57 »

Very sad about what happened to our favorite Futurama voice artist.  I'm happy to hear Billy is doing okay now. 
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« Reply #16 on: 12-12-2006 00:03 »

 
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Originally posted by Billy West on his own website:
29 November 2006
Hey guys,

I did just beat the sh*t out of cancer 3 months ago,but everything's turned
out fine.I had it for about 6 months but they completely got rid of the
problem and the pathology report is clean as a whistle.

And yeah,I was left with a big, beautiful 8 inch scar that I will proudly wear
for the rest of my life.I think it's way cooler than having a tatoo.

Bye for now,

BW   

Just a little reassurance that he not only beat it but feels pretty damn confident about his situation too. Great scoop coldangel; I'd hate to have caught a brief flash of that story elsewhere and then wondered if it were true or not and what the outcome was.
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