DePaiva had long ago resumed taping scenes at the NBC sudser, to begin airing later this summer, when during a three-week July production hiatus, “I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and have spent six of the last nine weeks in the hospital,” the actress shared via her blog on Thursday.
With three more months of treatment ahead of her, “My prognosis is good,” DePaiva said. “I will not likely need a stem cell/bone marrow transplant, and we expect a complete cure. I consider this just a bump in the road. I have amazing prayer warriors, family, and friends that have been extremely supportive and life-affirming throughout this.”
DePaiva had parted ways with Days last September, last airing in February. Her return is pegged to Theresa and Brady’s wedding, where — spoiler alert — Eve is due to be abducted by Orpheus.
“This has been a private matter,” DePaiva said of her recent social-media silence, “but with Eve’s return coming soon I felt it was time to let my loving fans know what’s been going on…. Although I’m unable to be ‘camera-ready’ now, my goal is get back to stirring up trouble in Salem soon. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers.”