The 82-year-old actor, well known for his role as Victor Newman in the iconic CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless, made the stunning disclosure over the weekend during a Facebook Live session.

Braeden revealed that while recovering from knee replacement surgery, he had problems with his prostate. High-grade cancer cells were identified near his bladder during a routine checkup with his doctor, leading to his diagnosis scussing his situation, even saying that he hoped his candor would motivate other older men to address their health.

Recently on The Young and the Restless, Eric Braeden (Victor) illustrated to all of us why he is still one of daytime’s greatest icons.  Braeden is able to balance the strength and determination and treachery of Victor Newman and juxtapose it against his heartfelt love for his family and his deep emotional ties with them.  Never was that more apparent than in the complex final scenes between Braeden and the exited Justin Hartley as Adam Newman.  In those scenes, centered around the recent 11,000 episode of the top-rated soap, Victor and Adam share a gut-wrenching emotional farewell.

On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Eric Braeden at last week’s Y&R 11,ooo episode on set celebraton at CBS Television City where he chatted about Hartley, and Eric’s admiration for the cast, the writers, and you, the loyal fans, of the 43-year-old series.