Will Smith got an unanticipated dosage of reality while taping his colonoscopy for fans earlier this year.
The Bad Boys for Life star appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show Wednesday and was applauded by the TV host and his costar Martin Lawrence for filming his colonoscopy and sharing it with the world last month.
” It was a great thing that you did since I think everyone requires to know that is essential,” stated Lawrence, 54.
Smith discussed that he was initially simply trying to have fun with the procedure by shooting it.
” I believed it would be enjoyable, I was gon na vlog it,” he said. “I was like ‘I’m gon na vlog my colonoscopy.’ We do the entire thing, we vlog it, and I was like ‘It’s time, we’re gon na do the final piece when the doctor tells me whatever.’ “
Martin Lawrence, Will Smith and Ellen DeGeneres
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However, the actor received unforeseen news from his physician, Dr. Ala Stanford.
” And she was like ‘Oh yea, they found a precancerous polyp,'” Smith explained. “I resembled ‘that’s not funny.’ And then suddenly it turned extremely genuine. It was simply a good thing, they removed it. It was really terrific. It is so important to take those health problems very severe, and go, and have yourself inspected out. They caught it early, it was done.”
DeGeneres, 61, mentioned that clients typically don’t keep in mind getting the treatment done, which Smith repeated.
” You definitely do not remember it,” he stated in Wednesday’s episode.
” The day before the procedure is the worst day,” stated DeGeneres. “That’s the worst part.”
Smith’s footage from the procedure was developed into a 17 minute-long YouTube video in early November.
The video started off with a narration of his colonoscopy preparation and ultimately followed Smith into a Miami health center for his treatment.
Later in the clip, nevertheless, Smith’s doctor informed him that the gastroenterologist found a polyp– a precancerous legion– during the treatment, which was eliminated and sent out to the lab.
” The outcomes came back that it was a tubular adenoma which is pre-cancer tissues,” Stanford told Smith when she presented him with the outcomes a few days later. “Ninety-five percent of colon cancers emerge from that kind of polyp that was in your colon.”
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Before responding, Stanford thanked Smith for being certified and going through the important, regular treatment.
” We know that screening and early detection conserves lives. Even early detection of cancer can extend your life and your livelihood if you capture it early,” Stanford said.
” Had you not known, [the polyp] continues to grow and grow and grow,” she continued.
Smith thanked Stanford for her help and confessed that he never expected the test results.
” You know, when I decided I wished to shoot this as a vlog, it was far more, ‘Hey, this will be cool. This will be enjoyable.’ I didn’t realize that there would be a precancerous polyp that would get discovered of it,” he shared.