Former Taiwanese actress Rosalyn Ku, 57, reveals she has stage four cancer


Former actress Rosalyn Ku admitted that it was initially difficult for her to accept her cancer diagnosis. Photo: Rosalyn Ku/Facebook

Former Taiwanese actress Rosalyn Ku has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.

According to reports, Ku was admitted to the Beijing Medical University at the end of April to undergo surgery after doctors detected a malignant tumour in her rectum and sigmoid colon.

At the time, the 57-year-old was told that she would recover after the procedure and wouldn’t need chemotherapy. Unfortunately, the cancer cells had spread to other parts of her body.

On Friday (May 17), Ku held a press conference to talk about her battle with cancer.

She shared that although she had always exercised, she had neglected several warning signs – including long-term stomach bloating and constipation.

“I didn’t seek proper medical treatment from a doctor. I took medicines on my own,” she said.

Ku admitted that it was initially very difficult for her to accept her cancer diagnosis. When she first learned of her diagnosis, she broke down in tears and asked, "Why me?".

After some time, however, Ku finally came to terms that this was something she needed to accept.

“I have to face this bravely and live with it,” the former actress said, adding that she's optimistic she will live a long life.

Ku is known for being the first Taiwanese woman to grace the cover of the Asian edition of the Playboy magazine in 1990.

She made her acting debut a year later in the film The Silent Thrush.

Ku had also notably undergone numerous plastic surgeries over the years and even published a book in 2004 to talk about her experience.

She married a wealthy businessman in 2012, but the union ended in divorce four years later.

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