‘Young and the Restless’: What Disease Does Victor Newman Have and Is Eric Braeden Sick in Real Life?

Young and the Restless spoilers promise Victor Newman (Eric Braeden Gudegast) continues to get sicker in this new storyline. But what disease does Victor Newman have? Also, fans worry and wonder if Eric Braeden sick in real life? Here’s a look at what comes soon and how this major plot pulls in every last one of the Newmans. Right now, Victor is keeping the secret with only person having full knowledge of his serious disease.

Only Dr Nate Hastings (Sean Dominic) fully gets what is happening because he’s treating Victor privately. Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott) knows that her husband is sick, but not how serious it is. Abby Newman (Melissa Ordway) has an inkling that there’s a medical problem. As usual, no one keeps her in the loop. Soon, though, Victor reveals to the whole family that he’s sick and what can be done, say Y&R spoilers for the CBS soap.

Is Victor Newman Leaving Young and the Restless – Eric Braeden to Exit?

Everyone wants to know what’s wrong and whether Victor is leaving Y&R. Spoilers promise that despite Eric Braeden’s age (78), he has no plans to leave. In the past, he’s joked that he would stick with the CBS soap until he dies and they wheel him out in a box. So, rest assured this is all just for a storyline and it seems new writer Josh Griffith rewarded him for riding out the rude way the legendary actor was treated by Mal Young.

Braeden comments recently in an interview that he was off scene a lot in 2018 because the now-fired British showrunner sidelined him intentionally. Now, the new regime is restoring legacy actors that were cut and firing up the soap. One of these projects is to restore Victor Newman’s role as the lead on Young and the Restless. Spoilers say the recast of Adam Newman (Mark Grossman) and this illness plot put The Mustache front and center.

What Illness Does Victor Newman Have on Y&R?

We have answers to the question – what is wrong with Victor on Young and the Restless? Spoilers say it’s PNH disease. What is PNH? That stands for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. That’s a lot of big words. But it’s just as Victor Newman described to wife Nikki. It is an illness that is rare and acquired. The disease destroys red blood cells and people often die within a decade of diagnosis. So, The Mustache has cause to worry, for sure.

Y&R spoilers offer more info on what disease does Victor Newman have on Y&R. A mutation in bone marrow stem cells causes the sickness. Symptoms we might see with Victor include him being tired, short of breath, having flu-like issues, headaches, fever, and infections. It’s a serious illness, especially since he’s no spring chicken. However, he will stick around. But there is one treatment possibility that’s important, say Young and the Restless spoilers.

Young and the Restless: Is Victor Newman Sick in Real Life – Eric Braeden Really Sick?

Lately on Young and the Restless, spoilers show Dr Nate has been giving Victor treatments. There is a drug that can help symptoms and improve quality of life. But there is only one cure – and this is huge. The cure for PNH is a bone marrow transplant. Ideally, the bone marrow comes from a sibling. Since that won’t happen, the next best thing is one of Victor Newman’s kids. This could explain why Adam Newman is so important.

Maybe Victor had Adam tested and knows he’s the only match. Another lingering question from Y&R fans is whether Eric Braeden is sick. The answer is no. This is just a soap plot. By all accounts, Eric Braeden Gudegast is in great shape and isn’t suffering from anything. So, relax and enjoy this CBS soap plot with no worries. Braeden is not sick. Victor Newman is sick but a cure may be on the horizon, tease Y&R spoilers. Watch and see.

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