Darlene Conley (Sally Spectra) is recuperating from surgery after a routine examination revealed that the actress had cancer. Conley was diagnosed with stomach cancer in November and underwent immediate surgery.
"Darlene's surgery was successful and the doctors have given her a good prognosis for full recovery," a spokesperson for The Bold and the Beautiful said in a statement. "She has begun to have chemotherapy and radiation, and is doing quite well."
It has been a challenging few years for the actress. Last year, Conley suffered a broken leg and was confined to a wheelchair for a period of time. The injury was not addressed on-screen, though Sally was often seen seated.
Conley celebrates her 18th anniversary with The Bold and the Beautiful, having joined the cast in December 1988. Prior to her B&B role, Conley appeared as Rose DeVille on B&B's sister soap, The Young and the Restless. The soap vet has also appeared on General Hospital and Days of our Lives.
Fans wishing to send cards or letters to Conley may do so by mailing the studio. The address is:
c/o The Bold and the Beautiful
7800 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036