'Home Alone' actor Ken Hudson Campbell undergoes successful cancer treatment

'Home Alone' actor Ken Hudson Campbell undergoes successful cancer treatment

Ken Hudson Campbell, the Hollywood actor famous for playing Santa in “Home Alone” has undergone a successful surgery for a cancer that had been spreading in his mouth.


Campbell was diagnosed with cancer in October after a tumor grew on the bottom of his mouth and “began encroaching on his teeth”. His daughter Michaela started a GoFundMe for him as he lost his SAG-AFTRA health insurance at the beginning of last year after the pandemic. The support has been overwhelming and they’re over $96,000 of the $100k goal.


Michaela told TMZ that her father went into surgery on Thursday morning and the whole procedure went off without a hitch. She says the family was able to visit him later that night once he was out of the OR.


The actor will remain in ICU for another 2 to 3 days, before being transferred to regular inpatient hospital care for about another week. He is said to be awake and doing really well, and it will take about 6 weeks of recovery before he can get back to normal, everyday activity.


Ken will still have to undergo reconstructive surgery, as well as radiation and possibly chemo, which comes with a lengthy 6-month recovery period but he’s crossed a huge hurdle.


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