Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman never publicly shared his colon cancer diagnosis, so fans were shocked when he died at the age of 43. While he never publicly spoke about his cancer outright, it seems he did hint at it sometimes, such as in an interview with Matt Jacobs.
A 2017 interview by HuffPost reporter Matt Jacobs resurfaced after Boseman death. When Jacobs took to Twitter to share a snippet of the interview. "I interviewed Chadwick Boseman in 2017, and to think he was going through cancer while satisfying the physical demands of a Marvel movie" Jacobs tweeted.
During that interview Matt Jacobs asked Chadwick, "You came off of one Black Panther project, did Marshall and then made another Black Panther movie. Did you bulk up, slim down and then bulk up again?" Chadwick responded, "Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah."
"You've been through the wringer," Jacobs responded.
"Oh, you don't even know," Chadwick said. "You have no idea. One day I'll live to tell the story."
At this point, Chadwick probably imagined that he would survive his cancer and later tell the public about the private journey he went through. It’s horribly sad that he didn’t survive. Chadwick was a true superhero off-screen as well as on. His legacy will live on forever.