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Chadwick Boseman's Agent Reveals Why He Kept Cancer Diagnosis Private

Chadwick Boseman's Agent Reveals Why He Kept Cancer Diagnosis Private

Chadwick Boseman‘s personal trainer Addison Henderson and longtime agent Michael Greene are speaking out and revealing details about his private battle with colon cancer after his shocking death at the age of 43 last week.

In an interview with THR, the magazine reports that the reason Chadwick kept his stage three cancer diagnosis a secret partly came from his mom Carolyn.

Michael said, “[She] always taught him not to have people fuss over him. He also felt in this business that people trip out about things, and he was a very, very private person.”

Michael also added that Chadwick was “really in hard-core pain” while he filmed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Addison added, “He was just living his artistic life to the fullest and using his time and his moment to really affect people. For us, it was just like, ‘Let’s keep going, let’s keep doing what you want to do, let’s keep training.’ Chad had so much wisdom, so much knowledge, so much inside of him that he wasn’t going to let this disease stop him from telling these amazing stories and showing his art in the prime of his life.”

Chadwick apparently thought he’d recover from his cancer and be able to film Black Panther 2 in just a few months. A new report has also revealed which four people Chadwick actually told about his diagnosis.

Our continued thoughts are with Chadwick‘s friends, family, loved ones, and fans.

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