Young and the Restless star Christian LeBlanc shares some health updates. The actor, who plays high-caliber attorney Michael Baldwin, has not been seen on the sudser since July. Now, the reason behind his absence is explained.
Young and the Restless: Christian LeBlanc Opens Up About Cancer Diagnosis
In a recent interview, Christian LeBlanc confirmed he has multiple myeloma, a type of cancer that is "fast-moving." The Young and the Restless star was diagnosed in June at Santa Monica's Providence Saint John's Health Center.
LeBlanc notes that he had never spent a day in a hospital until his diagnosis this year. The actor adds that it was a tough battle, which affected him mentally and financially.
Talking about the signs, LeBlanc points out that there have been noticeable changes in his body physically. On the set of Young and the Restless, Michael Baldwin's wedding band slipped off easily on his finger — a sign that he has lost weight.
There were also nose bleeds, and his "eye got wonky." Christian explained that there was a tumor on his sinus cavity, which pressed on his optic nerve. As a result, his eyes were off-center.
Christian adds that if he hadn't received treatment, the cancer would've progressed fast.
Will Michael Return?
Many are now wondering what's next for Michael Baldwin. Will Christian LeBlanc leave Young and the Restless?
Fortunately, the actor, who had lost 35 lbs in two months, is now in remission. LeBlanc is back on set, cancer-free.
The actor is taping for his next appearance on the show. Expect to see Michael along with the Fisher family at Thanksgiving.
Young and the Restless Stars' Battle With Cancer
Christian LeBlanc isn't the only Young and the Restless cast member who battles with cancer. Veteran actor Eric Braeden also revealed his cancer diagnosis earlier this year.
Braeden, who plays the legendary Victor Newman, announced that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer in April. He underwent a procedure to address his prostate issue and immunotherapy.
The Young and the Restless star was not deterred by his cancer diagnosis. He continued to appear on the CBS soap and kept up with his daily routines.
In August, Eric confirmed that he's cancer-free. He notes that the positive words of encouragement and support from his fans helped a great deal.
The actor is now reminding people to stay on top of their medical care. Braeden reiterates that the more preventive a person is, the easier it is to treat things.