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‘Friends’ actor James Michael Tyler who played Gunther announces he has stage 4 cancer

James Michael Tyler is an American actor best known for his role as Gunther on the NBC sitcom Friends.

The 59-year-old actor is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for prostate cancer.

Gunther opened up about his 2018 diagnosis and treatment of stage 4 prostate cancer on the ‘Today’ show.

Tyler said the cancer was found during a routine checkup.

“I was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, which has spread to my bones, ” Tyler told co-host Craig Melvin. “It’s stage 4, late stage cancer, so eventually, it’s gonna probably get me.

Tyler played Gunther, Racheal’s (Jennifer Aniston) snarky one-time boos and manager of the Central Perk coffee shop.

He also had a few guest appearances in Episodes, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Scrubs and Just Shoot Me!