After a career in acting that spanned nearly three decades, Alicia Witt shared her excitement and pride about her new career aspiration
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Actress Alicia Witt seems to be finding a new path these days after the 46-year-old lounge singer performed at a sold-out show at City Winery Nashville. The ‘The Walking Dead’ vet – who secretly battled cancer this year following the tragic death of her parents – shared her excitement and pride at her new career aspiration on Instagram.
“Heart full of wordless gratitude after last night. Thank you to so many who traveled from near and far to attend my (sold out!) @citywinerynsh show,” she wrote in her Instagram caption. “Having the privilege of sharing music with you is one of my greatest honors in this life — you make this possible and I thank you … I love playing it, whether it’s at home or on stage.”
In June, the actress shared a look of herself celebrating her joy after completing a round of “chemical therapy” before undergoing a unilateral mastectomy. She appeared to be donning a large cooling cap, a strap-on hat filled with cooling gel used by people undergoing chemotherapy to minimize hair loss. In another picture, she also appeared to be holding up a certificate of completion for her treatments, dated March 23 and signed by several people. “Just over two months ago I had my last chemical therapy before my mastectomy,” she revealed in her lengthy caption.
“Although we did not know with absolute certainty until after the mastectomy that the disease had completely healed from my left breast, it marked the end of my Carboplatin/Taxotere + Herceptin/Perjeta,” she wrote, noting that they are still doing it would undergo the latter two immunotherapies as a precautionary measure by the end of the year. Witt also noted that her treatments came shortly after her parents’ tragic deaths. The Twin Peaks actress’ parents, father Robert, 87, and mother Diane, 75, were found dead at their home in Worcester, Massachusettes, on December 21, 2021.
After being unable to contact her parents for days, she asked a family member to check on them, but they were unable to enter the home, so the police conducted a health check. When the police entered the house, they found that the elderly couple had frozen to death. No foul play was suspected. This year, December 19 was recorded as the coldest night of the month, with a temperature drop of as much as 15 degrees Fahrenheit. The couple died because they didn’t have a working heater and their heater needed repairs. Although her parents were believed to have died of hypothermia, they also suffered from pre-existing health problems. Witt’s father battled cancer and her mother suffered from Parkinson’s disease.