Joke Bruijs kept breast cancer at stage secret

Joke Bruijs kept breast cancer at stage secret

With Joke Bruijs (64), in 2007, breast cancer was detected. The actress concealed the disease, initially in her work environment, so they unburdened on stage could stand.

“If everyone in the revue (series of performances with André van Duin, eds.) knew, I would the dark feeling is not lost. During the day, I was irradiated, in the evening, I wanted to be in a different world. Exit!”, says Bruijs in conversation with the newspaper de Volkskrant.

She trusted her illness to fellow Ron Brandsteder. because he has a cancerous tumor on his leg had: “Him I could trust, he understands it, I thought.”

At one point she shared her secret with Of Dune, with whom they at that time, six days per week on the stage was.

“In a certain scene of the revue gave André a considerable por. When I had just had surgery, Ron has yet said to him that he now but have not had to do, and told you why.”


Dune responded, according to Bayens violently on the communication: “‘Jesus Joke, why you say that against me?’ But he got through. I’ve never had a blow from him.”

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