Daily Dish: Maura Tierney Leaves ‘Parenthood’ to Battle Cancer
ER veteran Maura Tierney has dropped out of her new show in order to seek breast cancer treatment
We’re sure Maura Tierney wishes this was just another episode of the former NBC series ER, which she was on for 10 years, but sadly, it’s not. Maura was supposed to return to work on her new television series, Parenthood, but she now has to abandon the show in order to be treated for breast cancer.
The 44-year-old actress found a lump in her breast this July, but she had no idea that it would affect her participation in the new show, until now.
Her rep released a statement, saying, “Maura Tierney regrets that she will not be able to continue her role on Parenthood due to a conflict with the production schedule of the show and her breast cancer treatments. Ms. Tierney and her doctors remain confident that the outcome of her treatments will be positive. She is deeply disappointed that she will not be able to rejoin such a highly respected, talented, fun and funny group of actors and wishes to thank Jason Katims and NBC for their patience and support.”
Our thoughts go out to Maura and we hope the star is cancer-free soon. (USmagazine)