Ken Jeong Shares How Bradley Cooper Helped Him And His Wife While She Was Battling Breast Cancer
February 18, 2019 16:29
Ken Jeong knows from the first hand that laughter can help you get through the dark times. It might not be the best medicine when you face such terrible disease as cancer but it can certainly help to lighten the mood.
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When Jeong’s wife, Tran, was breastfeeding the couple’s twin daughters back in 2007, she discovered a lump in her breast. Next year, she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
The grueling diagnose was like a big black cloud above the Jeong family but Ken’s sense of humor and the unexpected help that came in the face of Bradley Cooper became the ray of light in it.
The helpful colleague
Ken Jeong landed his iconic role in the 2009 hit movie The Hangover at the time when Tran was going through an arduous chemotherapy treatment to beat her breast cancer. But, as it turns out, Jeong’s co-star Bradley Cooper was there to offer the support.
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The comedian shared a touching story about how Cooper helped him out during a difficult time when they were filming in Vegas. When talking with Entertainment Tonight, Jeong revealed:
He drove me from Vegas to LA to be with Tran.
Moreover, the Jeong family used to spend holidays with A Star Is Born actor. Ken commented:
Tran was too weak from the chemo and couldn't travel. So we were in LA for the holidays and Bradley had us come over to his place to be with his family. It got me through the most difficult period of my life.
How sweet is that? We had no idea that Bradley has such a kind heart.
Bradley and Ken appeared together in three parts of The Hangover, which propelled Jeong, who is a professional physician, to fame.
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The funny duo also starred side by side in a 2009’s comedy film All About Steve.
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Their friendship proves that it’s possible to build a genuine relationship in front of Hollywood’s spotlight.
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