Chadwick Boseman lost his battle to colon cancer earlier this year, but it turns out he wasn’t the only one in the family to suffer from cancer. His brother recently revealed he’s in remission following his own battle with cancer.
Yesterday (Oct. 14), in a series of posts on his Instagram Story, Kevin Boseman announced he’s officially been cancer-free for two years.
“I wanted to share because while it’s been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so many of us. This is good news. Something to smile about. Something to shout about,” he said.
“I hope you’re smiling and shouting with me,” he added. “Cancer is something most of us have no control over. We can only control our responses to it which includes being proactive about our healthcare both physically and mental.”
According to Kevin, he was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. Much like Chadwick, he trusted a select few with that information, but later learned that some of “the people you trust with your story are ill-equipped to help you carry it.”
Kevin encouraged people to get themselves checked if “something feels off.” “Tomorrow is not promised and early detection saves lives,” he said. “Health is wealth. True wealth.”
Chadwick learned he had stage III colon cancer back in 2016. Unlike Kevin, his bouts of chemotherapy were not enough to keep him around. His cancer gradually progressed to stage IV, and he passed away in late August.
After months of keeping mum, Kevin broke his silence during a New York Times interview and reminisced on the early days before his brother made his way to Hollywood.
“A lot of people think making it means becoming an A-list movie star,” Kevin said. “I didn’t force that. I just knew that if Chad wanted to work in the arts, he would find a way and take care of himself.”