Stephen Fry has been pictured relaxing on a shopping trip in Los Angeles a day after revealing his battle with cancer.
Fry, 60, was seen in California walking the streets enjoying a day of shopping with his husband, Elliot Spencer, 27, and was also pictured eating in a cafe.
It came after he posted a heartfelt video online revealing he has been battling prostate cancer in recent months.
The actor, author and director said he discovered he had the disease in the run-up to Christmas and recently underwent an operation to have his prostate removed.
Stephen Fry has been pictured relaxing on a shopping trip in Los Angeles a day after revealing his battle with cancer
Fry was seen carrying shopping bags in Los Angeles with his husband Elliot Spencer
He said: ‘Cancer is just something that rings in your head. ‘I’ve got cancer’, I went around saying to myself; ‘Good heaven’s Stephen you’re not the sort of person who gets cancer’.’
The 60-year-old is now awaiting test results but hopes he is clear of the disease.
He said: ‘Here’s hoping I get another few years left on this planet because I enjoy life at the moment and that’s a marvellous thing to be able to say and I’d rather it didn’t go away.’
He paid tribute to his husband, Elliot Spencer, for his support in the time since the operation, when he has been unwell.
The pair stopped for a relaxing lunch in the sun as they stepped out in Los Angeles yesterday
Fry was seen carrying bags from The Art of Shaving during his shopping trip in California
He said: ‘You think you are going to recover pretty well but it’s all pretty undignified and unfortunate, but my family and my darling husband were just marvelous.’
Fry, who pulled out of presenting the Bafta Film awards for the first time in years earlier this month, described the cancer as an ‘aggressive little bugger’.
He added: ‘It doesn’t seem to have spread, because what you don’t want is it to spread from one area to another, but one of the lymph nodes had something that called for active surveillance.’
But commenting on the initial response to the operation, he said: ‘It all seemed to go pretty well, they took the prostate out, they took out 11 lymph nodes.’
Fry paid tribute to his Spencer for his support in the time since the operation, when he has been unwell
Fry was pictured tucking into lunch at an outdoor cafe in Los Angeles yesterday
Fry said his ‘darling husband’ had been ‘marvellous’ while he had been unwell
Fry posted a heartfelt video online revealing he has been battling prostate cancer in recent months
Fry (pictured at Wimbledon in 2017) said he was lucky to have a ‘marvellous team’ around him
Fry presented the BAFTAs for a number of years before his final award ceremony last year (pictured, with Prince William)
‘It’s a bit of a business having an operation like that, there are five holes punctured into you, it’s like being stabbed five times… to the body it’s the same traumatic effect.’
Fry made the shock revelation in a 12 minute video uploaded to his blog, in which he said the issue emerged at a regular health check with his doctor late last year.
The day after the check-up, his doctor – a former schoolmate of his – had called him about his PSA levels.
He said: ‘I don’t know if you know what PSA levels are, if you are a man you certainly should, it stands for prostate specific antigens, these are the things that the prostate gives out if its under attack from a tumour.’