Dr. Drew recently proved to be a hero of another kind. When he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he opted not to share that with his vast audience. It was nobody's business except for himself and his loyal wife, Susan.
Since prostate cancer happens to most men who live a long life, it was not unusual but probably one of the most dreaded things a man will face. Once the diagnosis is in, there is no great hurry in deciding what to do about it. However, as with most cancers, the chance of it spreading to other parts of the body us real.
He opted for a radical operation to remove the prostate gland. Within ten days he was back go work. His work is very high profile, both in radio and television. Even with the challenges that presents, he went on with work as usual.
For men, it is not work as usual. It is a devastating, unfair, physical and emotional train wreck. Some men are able to function sexually afterwards and some are not. He handled it all with grace and dignity. For two years the audience was unaware of any difference in him.
He became a hero of another kind when he decided last week to tell his story. I am sure that it will encourage and help a great many other men and their families by telling his story. The world wishes him well.