Michael Landon’s Son Has Cancer And Just Had Emergency Surgery


Michael Landon had nine children during his lifetime. Sadly, he didn’t get to see all of them grow up because he passed away in 1991 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Now, his son Christopher is struggling with cancer too.

Christopher was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and had to undergo emergency surgery to have part of his kidney removed. He shared the news on Instagram and urged others to get their yearly physicals to avoid late diagnoses.


Michael Landon’s son Christopher revealed his cancer diagnosis

Christopher shared a photo of himself in a hospital bed. He wrote, “Whelp….where to start. About a week ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. I was rushed into emergency surgery to have part of my kidney removed. I wasn’t going to post about it but I kinda need to because I got lucky and caught it early. It was a fluke that it was discovered and it hadn’t spread yet.”


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HAPPY DEATH DAY, director Christopher Landon, on set, 2017. ph: Patti Perret. ©Universal Studios/courtesy Everett Collection

He continued, “PSA time: watch your bodies. Get a physical. Get tested. Get imaging when you can. Some of these cancers are silent killers. You don’t know they are there until it’s too late. I could have spent years walking around with this without symptoms. I’m so grateful to my doctors, my husband, my family and friends. I’ll get through this but PLEASE be vigilant too. ❤️”

SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, (aka SCOUT’S GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE), director Christopher Landon, on set, 2015. ph: Jaimie Trueblood/©Paramount Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Christopher works as a writer and director in Hollywood. He is best known for writing Disturbia, Paranormal Activity 2, and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. We wish him a quick and easy recovery!

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