James Michael Tyler: Friends' Gunther reveals cancer diagnosis
James Michael Tyler, who played Gunther on the show, says he has stage four prostate cancer.
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Friends star James Michael Tyler, who played Central Perk waiter Gunther, has said he has stage four prostate cancer.
In an interview with NBC's Today show, the 59-year-old revealed he was diagnosed in September 2018 after a routine physical examination.
The cancer has since spread to the actor's bones and he can no longer walk. He is undergoing chemotherapy.
"Eventually, you know, it's gonna probably get me," he told host Craig Melvin.
Speaking about his diagnosis, he said: "I was 56 years old at the time, and they screen for PSA, which is prostate-specific antigen.
"That came back at an extraordinarily high number... so I knew immediately when I went online and I saw the results of my blood test and blood work that there was obviously something quite wrong there.
"Nearly immediately, my doctor called me and said, 'Hey, I need you to come in tomorrow because I suspect that you may have quite a serious problem with your prostate.'"