Scheider–who starred in a string of classic movies in the 1970s including
The French Connection, Klute and Marathon Man–underwent a bone marrow
transplant to treat multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells, last week.
And the 72-year-old, who ironically played a boss of a powerful company who
refuses to pay for a client’s bone marrow transplant in The Rainmaker, is now
relaxing following the treatment.
He tells the New York Daily News, “It went well. They harvested my stem
cells. I was my own donor.
“I won’t be bouncing around like I usually do this summer. I’ll be weak. I’ll
be recovering. But, to all those wishing me well, thank you very much.”
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