Scott Baio confirms that his wife Renee is suffering from chronic microvascular brain disease after the former stuntwoman revealed her diagnosis on Twitter.
Replying to a fan asking about her health struggles, Renee tweeted: "Besides having two meningioma brain tumours, in October 2017 I also learned I have microvascular brain disease". "Unfortunately, this is true", he wrote, before praising his wife. Renee is forever my rock, my life and my soulmate! "Toughest person I know", he wrote.
He toldThe Blast: "We don't know if her tumors and this new disease has anything to do with (the accident)".
Renee needs to live as stress-free as possible now for her health, he said, adding that she suffers from a moderate to severe form of the chronic disease. The disease involves changes to small blood vessels in the brain and the worst cases can impair cognitive function and balance, and cause strokes and dementia.
As for a meningioma brain tumors, the American Brain Tumor Association explains that they often occur in middle-aged women and make up a third of all primary brain tumors.
Renee and Scott, 57, have been married for over ten years and share a daughter, ten-year-old Bailey DeLuca. It's not clear how her tumors were treated.
The Happy Days actor also announced his wife's condition on Twitter, sharing his support during this tough time.
More recently, Baio has been accused of sexually harassing actress Nicole Eggert when she was his teenage co-star on his 1980s sitcom "Charles in Charge".
The actor denied the accusations, calling them "100% lies" in a lengthy Facebook Live video filmed by his wife, Renee, on January 27.
In 2010, she was diagnosed with stage 0-1 early breast cancer and underwent several lumpectomies over the years, all of which came back benign, according to People. Her job is to be 10 years old and that's why this has got to stop. At the time, she said "God does not challenge weak people - he has laid this upon me and I'm not going to question it".