During a recent appearance at the BUILD Series, Jane Fonda wanted to make one thing clear to the audience: she "doesn't normally go around" with a bandage covering her lip. However, the actress, 80, was wearing one at the January 15 event and she decided to address it head-on.
Wearing all black with gold chains draped around her neck, the Grace and Frankie star said, "I just want to explain the bandage. I just had a 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."
Later that day, the actress talked more about the diagnosis during an interview with Howard Stern. Fonda shared that her doctor had "dug into" her lip to remove a malignant growth — but she was taking it all in stride. "Hey listen, the world is falling apart, what’s a lip?” she said. “They did [biopsy it.] I’m going to be fine.”
We're glad to hear it! And, in true form, the actress spent most of the day chatting about the current state of political affairs in America, including topics like climate change and patriarchy. "Are we woke?" she challenged the audience at BUILD. Check out more from the interview with her and co-star Lily Tomlin, below.
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