The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden shares cancer update ahead of Victor and Nikki celebration

Eric Braeden as Victor on Y&R
Eric has good news for Y&R fans. Pic credit: CBS

It’s a big week for The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden on and off screen.

Eric has given an update on his cancer battle just as Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) and Victor share a milestone on screen.

As Monsters and Critics previously reported, Victor and Nikki are throwing a party to celebrate 40 years since their first wedding.

Although they have been married and divorced multiple times, to each other and other people, Y&R is going all out for this milestone.

If the legacy of Victor and Nikki wasn’t enough cause for celebration, Eric gave an update on his health that will make his fans very happy.

The update comes nearly one year after the actor revealed his cancer battle.

The Young and the Restless star Eric Braeden shares cancer update

Eric spoke with Entertainment Tonight to reflect on a few hot topics surrounding the hit CBS soap. However, the actor was first asked to give an update on his health.

“My cancer diagnosis right now is on hold, as it were, and [I’m] very grateful for very good doctors and very good modern cancer treatment, which has improved enormously,” he shared with the outlet.

Eric revealed six months ago that he was cancer-free, and thankfully, that still seems to be the case. Last year, the actor revealed that high-grade cancer cells were found near his bladder.

Following his battle, Eric has encouraged others to care for their health.

“People shouldn’t be afraid of it, you know. Just go and have your cystoscopy, have your colonoscopy, have your heart checked out. Do all that, do it in time,” Eric spilled to Entertainment Tonight.

On-screen, Eric gets to relish in yet another major milestone of working on The Young and the Restless. It’s something that has been happening a lot with Eric after spending over four decades on the show.

Nikki and Victor celebrate 40 years since their first wedding on Y&R

There’s no question that Victor and Nikki are not only a soap supercouple but a legendary one at that. Like any soap couple, they have broken up and reunited so often that no one can keep track.

“I thought this anniversary was the perfect opportunity to celebrate Victor and Nikki’s icon status as a couple,” executive producer and head writer Josh Griffith told TV Insider.

The magic behind the couple comes from the chemistry between Eric and Melody, which is also being celebrated on this anniversary.

“While both Victor and Nikki have also had successful pairings with other partners, the magic that Eric and Melody share together on screen is undeniable and a huge reason for Y&R’s success,” Josh explained.

In true soap fashion, it won’t be smooth sailing for Nikki and Victor at their party. The town of Genoa City comes out in full force to the couple, but twists and turns take over the event.

One of those twists had to do with Jordan (Colleen Zenk). The Young and the Restless spoilers reveal Victor and Nikki set a trap for Jordan that brings her out of hiding at the party.

Eric Braeden has given Y&R fans a lot to discuss with his happy health update and on-screen milestone.

The Young and the Restless airs weekdays on CBS.

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Karen Speelman
Karen Speelman
2 months ago

Love hearing of Eric’s cancer update!! You are so handsome and a great actor!!
Nikki what can I say you are more glowing than ever!! And are Y&Rs Super couple!!
Best acting ever!! Love you both. God Be With You!!

Colleen E Braun
Colleen E Braun
2 months ago

Victor and Nikki are my all time favorite couple! Next is Nicholas and Sharon ! I’ve been praying for Eric’s health since I noticed he just wasn’t feeling well and when I heard about his battle with cancer I prayed to St Peregrine to intervene and when he stated his body was cancer free I thanked God for curing Eric! Y & R wouldn’t be the same without him and Melody! I love them both and enjoy watching them! 40 years is a real celebration! 🎉🎊🎉🎊♥️