Eddie Alderson diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Updated December 28: Soaps.com is happy to report that one of Eddie Alderson's dreams came true last night when attending "Springsteen on Broadway." The former soap actor, who's been fighting Hodgkin’s lymphoma, met the music icon and was able to get a very special autograph from Bruce Springsteen on his arm - one he turned into his first tattoo. Earlier in the week, Alderson tweeted, "Hey @springsteen ! "No Surrender" has been my motto and go-to song throughout my current fight against Cancer. I'm seeing your #BruceOnBroadway show Dec. 27, and would LOVE to get you to write No Surrender on my arm, for my first tattoo! Thank you for being my inspiration!"
After meeting 'The Boss' last night, Alderson posted a video of Springsteen granting his wish and tweeted, "Dreams really can come true. Last night I was floored by @springsteen and his generosity and kindness. What an unforgettable night! #NoSurrender."
On September 19 we reported that Eddie Alderson remained very positive as he is about to endure another procedure on his road to recovery. The actor shared an update on his Instagram and stated, "I start my stem-cell transplant process today, and will be spending a few weeks in the hospital...this will not be easy, but no worries, I got this 😉. I have one quote in my mind: 'Every battle is won before it is fought'." Soaps.com wishes Alderson continued strength throughout his latest procedure.
Actor Eddie Alderson (Matthew "OLTL") has had a challenging road ahead of him since he was diagnosed with Lymphoma in November of 2016. The actor has tried not to let his diagnosis get him down and has been treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma with rounds of chemotherapy. Alderson posted an update on Instagram on July 12, with a selfie of him shaving his head and a caption that reads, "My journey continues on~ I started stronger chemo a few weeks back, but nothing is getting me down. Chemo may take my hair but it will never take my spirits or positive state of mind. Feeling great, actually shot an 86 today on the golf course today, not too bad 😎. One thing is for certain, there is #NoSurrender in me. Never." Alderson is an inspiration to us all. He's been spending time with family and friends in between treatment and appears in good spirits.
On Friday November 16 Soaps.com reported that “One Life to Live” alum Eddie Alderson (Matthew Buchanan, 2005 to 2012) was diagnosed with Lymphoma on Friday November 11. The actor shared the news via Instagram and stated that he would begin treatment in the coming days. Later his sister Kristen Alderson ("One Life to Live's" Starr Manning; "General Hospital's" ex-Kiki Jerome) shared that he'd been officially diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is very treatable. Back in August Alderson’s former co-star Kassie DePaiva opened up about her fight with Leukemia.
Soaps.com sends the actor our best during this difficult time.
Hey @springsteen ! "No Surrender" has been my motto and go-to song throughout my current fight against Cancer. I'm seeing your #BruceOnBroadway show Dec. 27, and would LOVE to get you to write No Surrender on my arm, for my first tattoo! Thank you for being my inspiration! pic.twitter.com/N0gDIVZaSE
— Eddie Alderson (@Eddie_Alderson) December 20, 2017
Well guys...here is THE moment. It happened. I couldn’t be more amazed by how kind and generous @springsteen was. Thank you all for helping this dream become reality. Truly a night I will treasure forever. #BruceOnBroadway pic.twitter.com/Tbl5YRTewA
— Eddie Alderson (@Eddie_Alderson) December 28, 2017
My beyond precious and amazing brother (and best friend) @eddiealderson got diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer last Friday. Ever since, we've been surrounded by love, support, and optimism. He is so strong and determined, I know he'll beat this. Please pray for Eddie's journey w/ us. I'll keep you all updated as always.:pray::heart: A photo posted by krisalderson (@krisalderson) on
Had to share this! Look at what YOUR love and prayers have already done! Can't thank you enough!!?? pic.twitter.com/9I5F63eUkQ
— Kristen Alderson (@krisalderson) November 15, 2016
My journey continues on~ I started stronger chemo a few weeks back, but nothing is getting me down. Chemo may take my hair but it will never take my spirits or positive state of mind. Feeling great, actually shot an 86 today on the golf course today, not too bad 😎. One thing is for certain, there is #NoSurrender in me. Never. A post shared by Eddie Alderson (@eddiealderson) on
Photo credit: Twitter
- Christine Fix/Amy Mistretta