Ryan Reynolds’ doctor found something possibly life-threatening after the actor underwent a preventative colonoscopy.
The video was shared via his YouTube channel. ProposalStar, 45, joined forces with fellow actor Rob McElhenneyThe importance of the procedure will be discussed with the Lead from Behind colon cancer awareness organization (in association avec the Colorectal Cancer Alliance).
The pair, who co-own Welsh soccer team Wrexham AFC together, shared that they bet that if the result was correct, the duo would win. It’s Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaStar, 45 years old, learned Welsh as a second language. DeadpoolActor would allow cameras to follow him during the colonoscopy.
“He was so sure he’d win he said he’d publicly broadcast his colonoscopy if I could do it,” McElhenney quipped in Welsh, which was translated in the video’s subtitles.
Reynolds explained that Reynolds and the Philadelphian native were both turning 45 this year so it was time for a medical checkup. “It’s a simple step that could literally, and I mean literally, save your life,” theFree GuyActor said.
As cameras continued rolling, Reynolds arrived for the appointment, where his doctor shared that the “stunningly effective” process takes only 30 minutes. The colonoscopy was over, and the medical expert informed the Just Friends star that an “extremely subtle polyp” was found on the right side of his colon.
“This was potentially life-saving for you — I’m not kidding, I’m not being overly dramatic,” the doctor asserted. “This is exactly why you do this. You had no symptoms.”
The footage also showed images of the polyp. After the doctor explained how he removed it, he noted, “You are interrupting the natural history of a disease of something of a process that could have ended up developing into cancer and causing all sorts of problems.”
Reynolds and his wife share three daughters Blake LivelyHe married his wife, a girl named Elizabeth in September 2012. The Adam Project star has previously opened up about the importance of setting a positive example for his kids — especially when it comes to mental and physical health.
“I have three daughters at home and part of my job as a parent is to model behaviors and model what it’s like to be sad and model what it’s like to be anxious or angry,” he explained to Entertainment TonightIn June 2021. “That there’s space for all these things. The home I built [up] in, that wasn’t modeled for me really. And that’s not to say that my parents were neglectful, but they come from a different generation. A lot of it is just wanting to model certain things for my own kids.”