Former “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson has revealed to “Entertainment Tonight” that her ex-husband, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, has been “cured” of Hepatitis C thanks to an anti-viral drug.
Anderson and Lee were both diagnosed with the virus at the same time; Anderson claimed that she contracted it after sharing a tattoo needle with Tommy in 2002. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer, whom she married in 1995, denied her allegations.
According to Anderson, it was Lee who encouraged her to seek out the three-month treatment.
“You know, Tommy did it first, so he got cured first,” Anderson explained. “He had a different kind of treatment because he did it a year earlier than me. And he was always pushing me, ‘You got to do this.'”
She continued: “Twenty years ago, when they told me I had Hep. C, they told me I’d only live ten years. About ten years in, they said that you could live your whole life with this disease and you may not die from it. You could more likely die from something else, but you could get liver cancer. You could get all these horrible other things.”
“Now I’m going to go crazy,” she joked. “I’m going to do every single thing I can. Every minute counts, so….”
Hepatitis C is a viral infection that affects the liver and can, if left untreated, cause cirrhosis, cancer, liver failure and death.