Spotlight: Ethan Zohn
Celebrities chronicling cancer seem all the rage. In May, NBC aired a documentary, Farrah's Story, which followed actress Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer. And now 2002 Survivor: Africa winner, Ethan Zohn, is keeping a video dairy for People.com of his treatment for a rare form of Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Zohn, who was diagnosed last month, has already included video entries of him chopping off his famous curly locks and details of his weekly pill regime. He said that he hopes to inspire and help others through his updates.
While I admire the bravery of both Fawcett and Zohn, and their willingness to share a very personal matter, is this information that the public wants to know? Are we so infatuated with celebrities that we want to hear the good and the bad? Or has the personal life of a celebrity become obsolete in this era of 24-hour news coverage that even death is no longer off limits? Maybe Fawcett and Zohn decided to control the news of their disease rather than let the tabloid media do it for them.
What do you think?
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