SCOTT THOMPSON BEAT CANCER MOVED BACK TO LA AND BECAME A STANDUP


first_imgIt was April 2009 when Scott Thompson reached his breaking point. He’d spent his post–Kids in the Hall years living in Los Angeles, but times had gotten tough. Living near the intersection of Normandie and Adams, Thompson felt as removed from Hollywood as he felt from the career he wanted. He was bitter and furious that things had stalled.Then it happened. “I heard gunshots outside my house,” Thompson says over the phone from his North Hollywood home. “A gun battle outside the house was a low point. The next morning, I woke up with pain in my stomach and I thought it was rock bottom for me. It ended up being cancer and I knew I had to get outta here.”Thompson says that April 19, 2009, was the most consequential day of his life. Without health insurance, returning to his native Toronto wasn’t just necessary but life-saving. “I knew I was going to beat it,” he says. “But I think my emotional state contributed to my illness, too.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment READ MORE Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img

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