Jane Fonda, whose long Hollywood career has been marked with a number of anti-American activities, revealed that she recently underwent surgery for cancer.
The actress is currently promoting the new season of her Netflix show and revealed the surgery to remove a cancerous growth from her lip was successful.
During the Vietnam War, Fonda posed on an anti-aircraft gun alongside View Cong soldiers, to protest America’s involvement in the conflict. She has not apologized for her stand o the war, but said posing atop a gun used to fire on America pilots was a mistake. She was married to CNN founder Ted Turner for ten years, divorcing in 2001.
Actress Jane Fonda reported she was “fine” after having a cancerous growth removed from her lower lip.
The “Grace and Frankie” star was promoting her Netflix show Monday in New York City when she addressed the bandage on her face to reporters, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“I just want to explain the bandage,” Fonda said. “I just had cancer taken from my lip. I thought it was going to heal in time before I came before you, but it’s fine. I just want to explain it. I don’t normally go around like this.”
Fonda, 80, also addressed the surgery on her Instagram. In a picture with her “Grace and Frankie” co-star Lily Tomlin, Fonda had her hand over her mouth.
“With Lily in NY. I’ve found a clever way to disguise my lip bandages from removal of cancer,” the actress wrote.
During an interview with Howard Stern on Monday, Fonda told the radio shock-jock about her procedure.
“Hey listen, the world is falling apart, what’s a lip?” Fonda joked to Stern. “Not my face, my lip.”
Fonda explained she had a biopsy done on the growth and reiterated that she was going to be fine.
In 2010, People reported that the actress had a tumor removed from her breast. A year later, Fonda announced that she was cancer-free.
Even at her advanced age, Fonda has continued her radical activism, including last month, when she spoke at an ACLU gala and praised Colin Kaepernick, who was given an award by the group.