Rita Wilson’s Message to Others Dealing with Cancer

Rita Wilson’s Message to Others Dealing with Cancer
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Actress Rita Wilson was back on the red carpet last night. The actress stepped out to attend the 2015 Tony Awards with stepson Colin as her date, less than two months after undergoing a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery for breast cancer.

Rita opened up to “Extra’s” AJ Calloway about her diagnosis and how being on Broadway in “Fish in the Dark” helped her recover.

She said, “Being diagnosed and then coming back to the play after I was cancer-free, I have to say that the play supplied a real goal of something to look forward to, to do every day, whether it was rehearsal or tech or the performances, you have a community here on Broadway, and there’s nothing like it. I feel like you have a family.”

Wilson also had a message for others dealing with cancer. “If you’re not sure about anything, get a second opinion and trust your gut. If you are going through something, take it a day at a time and try to find humor in everything you can, and laugh about it because you will get through it... and just be strong.”

Wilson had just finished her Broadway run earlier in the day. “Larry [David] and I had our last show today, but Jason Alexander and Glenne Headly are coming in after us, and it was a blast, we had a really great show.”

Check out more of AJ's interviews from the Tony Awards red carpet, including chats with Helen Mirren, "Orange is the New Black" star Taylor Schilling, and Debra Messing.