Scott Baio’s wife Renee has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.
The former Happy Days star shared the sad news with fans on Facebook.com on Tuesday, revealing doctors are treating the condition.
“Although 90% of these type of tumors [meningiomas] are benign they can cause serious problems depending on the size of the tumor and the location,” said Baio in his Facebook post. “We are waiting to learn the exact location to see if it’s operable.”
He continued, “Renee has been down some rough roads in her life, yet each time with her strong faith in God, she comes through a better and stronger person. During this time we ask for your prayers and support. My wife is my rock. She refuses to even shed one tear, nor will she question God’s will.”
Baio added, “Renee, Bailey and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out (MRI with contrast) as 6500 people each year, mostly women, get these tumors.”
The “Charles in Charge” actor thanked fans yesterday via Twitter for their prayers and support, and asked to give “any extra prayers to Mrs. Scott Baio.”
Thank you for the prayers & support for my wife. #meningiomabraintumor https://t.co/QVbUqDL0Sj
— Scott Baio (@ScottBaio) June 16, 2015
Baio and Renee married in 2007. They have a daughter, Bailey DeLuca, 7.