Days Kassie DePaiva Leukemia

Days of Our Lives: Kassie DePaiva's Leukemia Diagnosis Pauses Eve Encore

Real-life drama has rewritten Kassie DePaiva‘s imminent Days of Our Lives encore, as pot-stirrer Eve Larson née Donovan.

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.”

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  1. Brigid says:

    Sending prayers!!!

  2. Mare says:

    So sorry to hear about her illness! Loved her as Blair! Will keep her and her family in my prayers.

  3. Mary says:

    Wow that is a shock, hope everything goes alright and sending good thoughts.

  4. Miss OLTL every day says:

    One of my absolute favorites! God Bless and will be sending prayers!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Had the pleasure of meeting Ms. DePaiva many times at Super Soap Weekend. She was always a joy, a true professional, and a class act. I’ll be thinking of her and wish her all the best.

  6. Kat lowe says:

    I’m so sorry for u I’ll keep u in my prayers and thoughts if anyone can beat this is u just keep the faith and god will heal u.

  7. jp says:

    Hope she gets better..always liked her. She could have been a good Carly on GH too.

    • Phil says:

      No! She may have been, but I love Laura Wright in that role! I would welcome her on GH as a new person, but DAYS needs her!

  8. Sheldon Wasson says:

    Heal Kassie in the Name of our Lord and Healer JESUS CHRIST, I know Jesus is a healer andd will be praying for you and family.

  9. Nancy says:

    Prayers going out to you. Can’t wait for you to come back to days

  10. Jeanette Anderson says:

    Kassie I hope and pray for your good health. You’ve had your trials along the way, but you’ve always been strong and you have faith which will keep you safe! Stay strong and carry on! I wish you would move to General Hospital, I loved you on OLTL!

  11. Michelle says:

    Get well soon!! Prayers sent.

  12. Mary Ellen says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. I miss you on the show.

  13. Carlos Lee says:

    The C word is evil. I do not know why the man upstairs created it.

  14. Nanciellen Poulos says:

    Kassie,. I am sorry my prayers go out to you, I,am afanof your work,,


  15. laurie marsh says:

    Prayers for a full recovery. Glad that your coming back on days. Maybe they will pick up with you and Justin getting together.

  16. Kim Troost says:

    I am a aml survivor .. I fought it for a year and was in complete remission. I relapsed and needed a bone marrow transplant 6 months later. It was the complete cure I needed. I am soaring after 3 years. I wouldn’t call my experience “a bump in the road”. It was horrific at times. God bless you. I will pray for your complete healing.

  17. Elizabeth Thompson says:

    God bless and heal you dear one. Xx

  18. robin doty says:

    Prayers are with you

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  20. queensgirl says:

    Oh, wow. Hope she’ll be okay.

  21. Lisa Morrell says:

    You are in my thoughts and prayers Kassie! Take good care of yourself and hurry back to Salem!

  22. Phil says:

    Is her return long term after that? It NEEDS to be!

  23. Patricia says:

    Sad news. Get better soon and come back to Days.

  24. Beverly says:

    Praying for a speedy recovery.