Exactly one year ago, on March 18, 2020, just four days after the alert status for the coronavirus pandemic was decreed in Spain, Dani Rovira received the worst news: he had been diagnosed with cancer , specifically Hodgkin's lymphoma that doctors detected him after a strange lump appeared on his clavicle and several specialist friends gave him a wake-up call. It was not until a week later that the actor made it public on his social networks, and since then, he has not stopped receiving thousands of messages of support and affection from friends and colleagues and also from strangers.
Now, a year later that his life changed and he fully recovered from his illness , he wanted to share a small reflection on his most difficult months and has rescued some of those messages in the form of a drawing that he received at that time. “Today it was just a year since I was diagnosed with cancer. It seems like a lifetime has passed. Now, being fully recovered, I only have words of gratitude to those who were by my side giving me unconditional love. Life is the best gift, enjoy it ”, has written the winner of a Goya for Eight Basque surnames in Instagram .
As reflected in the illustrations that accompany his optimistic message, Rovira has been accompanied all this time by his pets, his three adopted dogs, and the actress Clara Lago , whom he has defined as his "life partner" on several occasions without specifying if they have resumed the romantic relationship that united them for five years. The publication has meant that many well-known faces have been encouraged to congratulate him on this "birthday", as highlighted by the Unstoppable Foundation against leukemia. His friend the humorist Arturo González-Campos, Mari de Chambao or Roberto Leal, creator of one of the drawings that Rovira has published, also wanted to leave him their messages of encouragement and pride. Also the doctor Carlos Mascías, who has commented: “That 'skin alteration' that put you in my way. Happy this 'birthday', friend. ”
Dani Rovira announces that Clara Lago has overcome cancer over Dani Rovira:“ He is a champion, he has taken it all super well ”
Medicine and luck smiled at the Malaga native who, in the middle of last August, he announced that he had overcome the disease . During those six months of battle, Rovira was always very optimistic and did not lower her guard at any time. As soon as he learned that the cancer had disappeared, he put on his sneakers again to resume his love of running, which he practices almost daily, and quickly returned to his work routine, where he has been unstoppable. Marcel Barrena ( for whom he already worked on One Hundred Meters ) in the filming of Mediterráneo , the film about the Open Arms cooperators that is scheduled to be released this year. He also returned to the theater, with the second season of his monologue Hate , the same one that just a month ago Netflix premiered on its digital platform. He launched the comedy show My favorite year on the Podium Podcast and has been in charge of one of his latest audiovisual and comedy projects, La noche D , on Tuesdays on TVE. "It is a little window, a couple of hours a week of fresh air, that you can sit on the sofa and forget a bit about your problems, because I think the world has been too complicated in recent years for it to be on TV. there is no alternative from humor and music. […] Also the responsibility of working on a public television, which is what all Spaniards pay, I want to make humor for everyone ”, the comedian acknowledged a few weeks ago in an interview with this newspaper .
In the meantime, Rovira has not forgotten her most supportive work and continues at the foot of the canyon with the Ochotumbao Foundation that she created together with Clara Lago . Last November, the actor converted into a presenter celebrated having reached 40 years of age and ignored the midlife crisis in a talk that he recently had with Sara Carbonero . “In the end I reached 40 and the crisis became a crumb of bread compared to arriving alive. Before a disease like this happens to you, we think we are immortal and we think that bullets always reach others. When it comes to you, it is a host of brutal humility ”, acknowledged the comedian on Radio Marca.