Kassie DePaiva has gone public about her battle with cancer.
On Thursday, the Days of our Lives star took to her website and shared with fans the reason she’s been “quiet” lately. The actress was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in July and sought treatment right away.
“I know that I have been quiet lately and I want to let you know what’s been going on in my life,” her post began. “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.”
“My prognosis is good, I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure,” DePaiva continued. “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.”
Her post went on to say that returning to television as Eve Donovan gave her the courage to let her fans know what exactly was going on.
“The Days and [One Life to Live] family love runs deep,” added DePaiva, 55. “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.”
DePaiva ended filming with Days of our Lives last September which last aired in February. She was set to return as Eve this summer.
Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC (check local listings).