Jane Fonda is not afraid of death

Jane Fonda Jane Fonda's breast cancer battle made her realize she isn't afraid of dying. The two-time Academy Award winner was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and subsequently underwent a lumpectomy in November of the same year and made a recovery from the illness. Although the diagnosis came as a huge shock, Fonda, 75, insists she never feared her own mortality at any stage and was determined to fight the disease like countless other brave women across the world. In an interview on Oprah's Next Chapter, she revealed: "(It) was a good test, because I always said I'm not afraid of dying. And I wasn't. I mean, I felt (that), god, I've just joined a family of millions of women who have gone through this. And how interesting. What a journey this is going to be."  Fonda - who has two adult children - insists at no stage was she scared of her own death, because she accepts that it will come to everyone at some point. Re-emphasizing her point, she added: "I just thought, 'You know, maybe I'll make it and maybe I won't.' I didn't get scared. I hope I don't die. But I'm not scared of dying." The Monster-in-Law star had a relatively small tumor which was non-invasive. After having it surgically removed she was given the all-clear and told she was "100 per cent cancer-free" just a few months later.

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  1. Carlos • April 8, 2013 @ 10:23 AM

    She’s truly amazing:)

  2. Gina • April 8, 2013 @ 10:30 AM

    Optimism spreads 🙂

  3. VietNam Vet • April 8, 2013 @ 8:45 PM

    Rot in Hell Hanoi Jane! Rot in Hell!

  4. Memories • April 8, 2013 @ 10:55 PM

    And this is newsworthy…. why?
    Had she been killed in Viet Nam, now THAT would have been newsworthy.

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