Beloved actor Ken Hudson Campbell, widely recognized for his role as Santa in the hit movie “Home Alone,” is facing a challenging health battle. Campbell recently announced his cancer diagnosis and has initiated a GoFundMe campaign to seek support during this difficult time.
Beloved actor Ken Hudson Campbell, known for his role as Santa in “Home Alone,” is currently battling cancer. He is undergoing a surgery to remove a tumor from his mouth, which will involve the removal of a significant portion of his jawbone. A GoFundMe campaign has been initiated to help cover the substantial medical expenses associated with his treatment and recovery. Campbell’s fans and supporters are urged to contribute and offer their support during this challenging time.
A Career of Classic Roles
Campbell’s career spans over 35 years and has featured memorable performances in beloved films like “Groundhog Day” and “Armageddon.” However, in late October, a tumor inexplicably developed on the bottom of his mouth and started encroaching on his teeth.
Battling Cancer with Surgery
Campbell is now scheduled to undergo a 10-hour surgery to remove the tumor on Thursday. Unfortunately, this procedure will also necessitate the removal of a significant portion of his jawbone. Following the surgery, he will undergo reconstructive surgery and embark on an extensive journey of radiation and chemotherapy. The recovery phase alone is expected to last six months.
A Call for Support
Adding to Campbell’s challenges, he lost his SAG-AFTRA health insurance in January 2022 due to the impact of the pandemic. Although he has managed to secure new insurance, the looming medical expenses remain substantial and are expected to be largely out-of-pocket. The GoFundMe campaign aims to alleviate some of this burden.
At the time of writing, the campaign has garnered over $58,000 of its $100,000 goal. The statement accompanying the fundraiser stresses that the upcoming surgery could potentially impact Campbell’s future employability. The support received will allow him to prioritize his health and spend more valuable time with his loved ones.