“Home Alone” Actor Seeks Support for Cancer Surgery

‘Home Alone’ actor launches GoFundMe to pay for cancer surgery

Beloved “Home Alone” actor Ken Hudson Campbell has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is now reaching out for support on GoFundMe to help cover the costs of his upcoming surgery. Campbell, who played Santa Claus in the iconic 1990 holiday film alongside Macaulay Culkin, is facing a tough battle ahead.

At 61 years old, Campbell received his cancer diagnosis on October 27th. His daughter, Michaela, shared an update about his health on the GoFundMe page, which was created just one week ago. She explained that a tumor had developed on the bottom of her father’s mouth, causing issues with his teeth. To treat this, he is scheduled for a 10-hour surgery on December 7th.

“The surgeons plan to reconstruct a new jaw for Ken using a bone from his leg, followed by radiation treatment. After the surgery, he will need a recovery period of approximately six months, and further chemotherapy may be necessary,” Michaela wrote. “During this time, he will spend a week in the hospital, require a feeding tube, skin grafts, and a tracheotomy. We are also considering additional recovery options like nursing homes.”

The family is hoping to raise $100,000 through the GoFundMe campaign to help cover the extensive costs involved. As of Friday, they have received over $84,000 in generous donations.

In addition to his role in “Home Alone,” Campbell is also known for his performances in films like “Groundhog Day” and “Armageddon.” However, the upcoming surgery may impact his ability to work in the future. Michaela expressed gratitude for any support, stating, “Each prayer, positive thought, donation, or gesture means the world to our family. Let us rally together to help Kenny regain his health and spend quality time with his loved ones.”

Campbell’s portrayal of Santa in “Home Alone” left a lasting impression on audiences, particularly in a memorable scene with Kevin McCallister, played by Culkin. As Kevin asks Santa to bring his family back for the holidays, Campbell’s character responds with his trademark humor and kindness, handing Kevin some Tic Tacs and reminding him not to spoil his dinner.

As we come together to support Ken Hudson Campbell in his fight against cancer, let us remember the joy and laughter he has brought to our lives through his performances. Donations, prayers, and well wishes will make a meaningful difference as he embarks on his journey toward healing.