Actress Fran Drescher is convinced that being raped at gunpoint during a home invasion in 1985 led to her cancer diagnosis.
The 64-year-old star told Page Six that she believes the trauma of that experience contributed to other adverse outcomes in her life, including being diagnosed with cancer 15 years later.
“I experienced trauma as a rape victim and for years I really didn’t dive into how it impacted me emotionally, I just kind of got on with my life,” she told the publication at the book launch for “N is for The Nanny” recently.
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“I think, it’s, you know, not a coincidence that I didn’t deal with being raped and ended up with gynecological cancer.”
Drescher was diagnosed with uterine cancer in 2000 and subsequently underwent an immediate