Chadwick Boseman apparently alluded to his private battle with cancer in the 2017 interview

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Chadwick Boseman apparently alluded to his private battle with colon cancer just a year after being diagnosed with the disease.

Boseman died aged 43 on Friday and the actor appeared to allude to his health issues in an interview he did it with the Huffington Post in 2017.

Journalist Matthew Jacobs shared a screenshot of his interview with Boseman on Friday, in which he asks the star, “You walked out of a Black Panther project, made Marshall, then made another Black Panther movie. Did you gain mass, lose weight, then again?

‘Someday I’ll Live to Tell the Story’: Chadwick Boseman apparently hinted at his private battle with colon cancer just a year after being diagnosed with the disease (pictured 2019)

‘Right. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Boseman replied, nodding and looking exhausted.

“You went through the wringer,” Jacobs continued.

“Oh, you don’t even know,” Boseman replied, laughing. ‘You have no idea. Someday I will live to tell the story.

Tributes poured in online following news of Boseman’s death on Friday.

'Thinking he was going through cancer': Journalist Matthew Jacobs shared a screenshot of his interview with Boseman on Friday, which sees him asking the star, 'You came out of a Black Panther project, did Marshall and then did another Black Panther movie.  Did you gain mass, lose weight, then again?

“Thinking he was going through cancer”: Journalist Matthew Jacobs shared a screenshot from his interview with Boseman on Friday, which sees him asking the star, “You came out of a Black Panther project, did Marshall and then made another Black Panther movie. Did you gain mass, lose weight, then again?

Heartbreaking: Boseman, who died of colon cancer on Friday at 43, was featured in a newly remodeled 2018 video in which he tearfully recounted meeting two young fans with terminal cancer;  shown in 2018

Heartbreaking: Boseman, who died of colon cancer on Friday at 43, was featured in a newly remodeled 2018 video in which he tearfully recounted meeting two young fans with terminal cancer; shown in 2018

Among the memorabilia circulating online was a remodeled 2018 clip of Boseman speaking fondly of two young fans he met who had terminal cancer.

The actor was diagnosed with his own cancer in 2016, two years before reciting the story of the boys in tears.

Boseman said he met “two little children,” Ian and Taylor, who he kept in touch with throughout the production of Black Panther, which was released in February 2018.

New fans: Boseman said he met `` two grandchildren, '' Ian and Taylor, who he kept in touch with throughout the production of Black Panther, released in 2018.

New fans: Boseman said he met “two little kids,” Ian and Taylor, who he kept in touch with throughout the production of Black Panther, released in 2018.

Keeping Hope: 'What they told me and what their parents said, they're just trying to hold on until this movie comes along,' he said.

Keeping hope: “What they told me and what their parents said, they’re just trying to hold on until this movie comes along,” he said.

“What they told me and what their parents said, they’re just trying to hold on until this movie comes along,” he said.

The Da 5 Bloods actor said the knowledge made him work harder on Black Panther.

“It’s a humiliating experience because you say to yourself, ‘It can’t mean much to them,’ you know? he said. “But seeing how the world took us, seeing how the movement is, how it took on a life of its own, I realized that they were waiting for something big.

“It's a humbling experience because you think to yourself, 'It can't mean much to them,' you know?  he said.  `` But seeing how the world has trained us, seeing how the movement is, how it has taken on a life of its own, I realized that they were anticipating something big ''

“It’s a humbling experience because you think to yourself, ‘It can’t mean much to them,’ you know? he said. “But seeing how the world took us, seeing how the movement is, how it took on a life of its own, I realized that they were anticipating something big”

Emotional: Boseman was overcome with tears as he remembered that the two boys had both passed away before he could see the finished film.  “Yeah, that means a lot,” he said, crying;  still from Black Panther

Emotional: Boseman was overcome with tears as he remembered that the two boys had both passed away before he could see the finished film. “Yeah, that means a lot,” he said, crying; still from Black Panther

Boseman was overcome with tears as he remembered that the two boys had both passed away before he could see the finished film.

“When I found out that they…” he began before letting out a long sigh and pushing the microphone away as his teammates Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira both tried to comfort him.

After a long pause, he spoke again as tears rolled down his cheeks.

“Yeah, that means a lot,” he said, before the video was cut.

Farewell: Boseman's family confirmed his death in a statement Friday, claiming the actor was diagnosed with stage III cancer in 2016, which then progressed to stage IV.

Farewell: Boseman’s family confirmed his death in a statement Friday, saying the actor was diagnosed with stage III cancer in 2016, which then progressed to stage IV.

Incredible Strength: The actor's family have also confirmed that many of his biggest movie roles were shot

Incredible Strength: The actor’s family have also confirmed that many of his biggest movie roles were shot “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy”; presented in February 2019

Boseman’s family announced Friday night via their social media accounts that the actor had died.

In their note, they wrote that he was “diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016”, which later “progressed to stage IV”.

“A true fighter, Chadwick has persevered through it all and brought you many films that you have come to love.

The actor’s family have also confirmed that many of his biggest movie roles have been shot “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy”.

In June, he appeared in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods as a dead soldier killed in Vietnam. Decades later, his squad mates return to find his body and give him a suitable burial, while stealing a stash of gold he has left.

One of his roles: In June, he appeared in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods as a dead soldier killed in Vietnam.  Decades later, his teammates return to give him a decent burial, while stealing a stash of gold he had left.

One of his roles: In June, he appeared in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods as a dead soldier killed in Vietnam. Decades later, his teammates return to give him a decent burial, while stealing a stash of gold he had left.

Honore: `` It was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther, '' the statement read.  “The family thanks you for your love and your prayers, and asks you to continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time”;  photographed in June 2019

Honore: “It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the statement said. “The family thanks you for your love and your prayers, and asks you to continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time”; photographed in June 2019

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther,” the statement said. “The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks you to continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.

Boseman is survived by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward and a parent and has no children, his publicist said.

The couple were first linked in 2019 and were secretly married, which was only reported after his death.

Boseman declined to mention his cancer diagnosis in his later years, though many fans grew concerned after seeing photos of him looking unusually gaunt.

Superstar: Chadwick made waves with his role in 2018 superhero movie, Black Panther

Superstar: Chadwick made waves with his role in 2018 superhero film, Black Panther

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