Comedian Jim Gaffigan explains how faith healed his marriage after wife’s brain tumor battle
Gaffigan appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” to talk about his wife’s brain tumor scare.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan appeared on “The Dr. Oz Show” to talk about his wife, marriage and how faith healed him after his wife’s miracle brain tumor recovery.
Dr. Oz asked Gaffigan what it was like to take care of his wife when she fell ill with a brain tumor. He said he wouldn’t forget the experience, especially since he had to raise five children at the time.
“I mean, parenting is an incredible task,” he said. “By the way, being a caretaker. I mean, it was an incredible opportunity and a privilege to be a caretaker. But, it’s really hard. But it’s a pretty harrowing experience being a caretaker. But also, when you almost lose something or someone, you have a greater appreciation for it. So I know that’s for me.”
His wife, Jeannie Gaffigan, said the process helped their marriage.
“We have a lot of gratitude for each other. That I mean, we’ve always loved each other, had a great team, but now I just I feel like we’re really grateful. We’re grateful... like God put us together.”
Later in the show, Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan talked to Dr. Oz about Jeannie’s brain tumor and how medical professionals reacted to Jeannie’s success and survival.
Flashback: Over the weekend, the Gaffigan family talked to “CBS Sunday Morning” about the medical issue. Jeannie Gaffigan said the couple was having a normal life until things took a sudden turn.
“Well, I was at a pediatric visit for my kids,” Jeannie said. ”And when my doctor was speaking to me, I turned my head and I asked her to repeat what she was saying. And she was like, ‘What’s wrong with your ear?’ And I’m like, ‘Oh, I can’t hear out of it.’ So, she sent me to an ear, nose and throat doctor, and that’s when the MRI revealed that I had, you know, like 30 seconds to live!”
But Jeannie never gave up.
“No,” she said, according to CBS. “I mean, I don’t think I was like, ‘Game over.’ Something just happened where I just was like, ‘OK, let’s figure out how to get this outta my head.’”