While we know that model, actor and writer Lisa Ray fought cancer and emerged victorious, not many know the story behind it. At a recent event in New Delhi, Lisa gave insight into her journey.
When a young Lisa discovered that she had a fatal disease called Multiple Myeloma (cancer of plasma cells), her reaction was not dramatic. Instead, she asked the doctor who had given her diagnosis if she could get him a glass of water! Explaining that she saw that the doctor was nervous, the actor tried to calm him down.
“I did not cry, did not react,” Lisa Ray said.
She went on to add that while her body had given her signals about what was to come, she had preferred to look the other way.
“I was getting lethargic, falling asleep on the sets. The mind was telling me everything was okay. But I knew something was wrong but did not have the courage to do something about it,” Lisa Ray said.
Adding that the show business is a crazy business where one cannot even call sick, she added, “You can’t go home if you are sick, the (movie) business is very crazy.”
However, when time finally caught up with her, Lisa Ray said she finally jumped at the chance to heal and to live her best life.
Several such anecdotes have been shared by Lisa in her memoir Close to the Bone.
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