Woman's Day, one of America's top-selling magazines with a readership of over 22 million, features an interview with As The World Turns star Colleen Zenk Pinter, detailing her on-going battle with oral cancer.
The cameras were rolling and I was trying to say my lines, but I knew I sounded like I'd had a stroke. For the last 30 years I've been playing Barbara Ryan, a feisty woman who's never at a loss for words, on As the World Turns. But now I couldn't get the words out clearly.
Viewers started writing to the show and flooding fan websites, wondering why I sounded so awful. I knew I owed them an explanation, but I just wasn't ready. I was still digesting the bad news.
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