Long months of fear, hope and struggle lie behind Fritz Wepper. Now, however, it can be reported: the actor has defied cancer and is back in his own four walls. Above all, he now enjoys "sleeping in his own bed".
Fritz Wepper is finally back home with his family. The actor has been battling metastatic black skin cancer for the past 15 months. After a long hospital stay, rehabilitation followed. Now the 80-year-old is back home.
"I had to reorient myself for a moment and immediately felt at home with my loved ones again," says the "For heaven's sake" actor in an interview with the "Bild" newspaper. When he returned, his wife Susanne Kellermann and daughter Filippa awaited him with a white sausage breakfast.
Her husband's health would be "according to the circumstances," explains Susanne Kellermann. "He's restricted by lying there for so long. He still needs help, which he accepts," she says. The good news: The 80-year-old has no pain and the cancer has not spread further. "I don't have any problems at the moment. Nevertheless, I will probably start the immunotherapy against the cancer again in the summer," says Wepper.
The fact that the family man had to go to the clinic during the corona pandemic was not easy for his wife and daughter. "For us as a family, especially for Filippa, it's great that we can now have Fritz with us and see him at any time. Unfortunately, that was only possible to a limited extent because of Corona in the clinic. Sometimes we weren't even allowed to visit him for weeks. Now the proximity is great for him and for us," says Susanne Kellermann. For Wepper, the best thing at the moment is "sleeping in your own bed".
The actor is already making new professional plans. "I would really like to play a TV role again. It would still have to be a sitting role. But I can walk well on crutches again," he says. He also has ideas for a podcast.