Dani Rovira participated in the delivery of Lo de Évole broadcast on Sunday, March 5 on La Sexta. The program focused on Juan Carlos Unzué, a former soccer player who has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The actor shared in a meeting with him how he reacted when he discovered that he had cancer.
"It was a fucking humility cure, brutal. We spend our whole lives believing that the bullets whistle around you and that they never hit you. And they hit you," he said. In addition, she recalled that she was diagnosed with her disease two days after the start of the state of alarm for the coronavirus: "It was all crazy."
Jordi Évole asked him: "Did you think you were going to die?" The interpreter replied: "No. Hodgkin's lymphoma had a very good prognosis. That is, among all the cancers that exist, for the oncologist it is music to the ears to hear 'Hodgkin's lymphoma.' It is the one with the best prognosis, and especially when I was 40 years old at the time and in a good state of health". He later indicated that the arrival of the pandemic complicated his situation: "I became a person at risk."
The presenter wanted to know how he would take being told that he had a certain time to live: "Would you think about what you haven't done?" Rovira replied: "A phrase that is used a lot in songs has always seemed very absurd to me, 'live as if you were to die tomorrow'. If we lived as if we were to die tomorrow, this would be Mad Max and in 24 hours... It would be crazy. I always say 'live as if you know that in a year a meteorite is going to fall on Earth, only you know and you can't tell anyone else.'" He also stressed that you have to live "here and now."
The protagonist of Eight Basque surnames spoke with Juan Carlos Unzué about the importance of giving visibility to his diseases: "Time has passed and now many people write to me on social networks." The actor explained that some doctors say when diagnosing Hodgkin's lymphoma that it is "what happened to Dani Rovira."
The guest exposed in Lo de Évole: "Making your disease visible is making a part of your private life visible, but it helps. People who already have it before know you and know that you also have it, and it is a way of feel less alone."
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