New metastases detected in Lazy Town star Stefán Karl Stefánsson

Actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson who has been battling cancer has been diagnosed with new metastases that cannot be surgically removed. Last autumn it seemed that the cancer had disappeared. "A difficult turning point," says his wife, actress Steinunn Ólina Þorsteinsdóttir in a public Facebook post. 

Actor Stefán Karl Stefánsson is  best known for his role as Robbie Rotten in TV series LazyTown, He was diagnosed with stage four cancer of the bile duct  (cholangiocarcinoma)in 2016. Stefánsson has received wishes for a speedy recovery from all around the globe. 

His wife writes, "Even though I knew for a long time that this day would come, it's a difficult turning point. There is no cure for this. Now he will have to undergo chemotherapy to try to prolong his life and we hope that this will go as well is possibly can, to improve how he feels and to prolong his life."  She adds that he is in the hands of a fantastic doctor and medical team. "His illness has had an impact on the whole family, naturally. Some days we feel very low, some days we are happy and are happy about all that we have accomplished together and lived together. Nobody can take that away from us, however this goes. Not even death itself."


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