Ted Danson’s Chronic Health Condition Makes It Harder And Harder For Him To Be On Sets

Ted Danson is a well-known Hollywood star who has appeared in numerous memorable roles. On screen, he often takes sympathetic roles. But in private, he fights disease with dignity and the support of his doting wife.

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Anyone who has seen Ted Danson in anything, from “Cheers” to “Three Men and a Baby” to “The Good Place,” will agree that he is a fantastic performer.

The newly 75-year-old actor has been married to Mary Steenburgen for a very long time and still adores her. While they’ve been married for almost 22 years, their love for one another hasn’t faded a bit.

“I’m madly in love with Mary Steenburgen. She’s a remarkable human being, so I’m just incredibly blessed,” Danson said.

After twenty years of marriage, Danson still can’t stop gushing about his wife. This place is a slice of heaven right here on Earth. “It feels like heaven on Earth. If I were to die, I can say, I know what it’s like to be loved and to love,” he once said.

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When Steenburgen and Danson first met in 1995, Steenburgen was already a devotee of transcendental meditation. In retrospect, Danson credits it with saving his life, explaining, “Life gets more complicated and stressful the older you are. I no longer find [meditation] fun and interesting — I find it a lifesaver.”

He claims that as he got older, this routine became an indispensable part of his day. It’s practiced twice daily and involves sitting in silence and repeating a mantra.

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There is currently no treatment for Danson’s arthritis. The contemplative methods he has adopted, he is convinced, keep his symptoms at bay. Whenever he feels discomfort, he instantly begins meditating in an effort to calm himself down.

Meditation has not only improved his health, but also his perspective on what truly matters in life. “…be present with my granddaughters, be with my wife, be real, be loving, be present.”

Back in 1983, on the set of “Cross Creek,” Danson and Steenburgen first crossed paths. Although he tried out for the part, Danson was not cast as her on-screen husband. As he now sees it, he was not in a good position at the time, so he is relieved that it did not go otherwise.

At the time, they were both married to other people. On the set of “Pontiac Moon” in 1993, however, they crossed paths once more. They were forced to interact with one another this time.

Having gone through divorces, they were now content to have separate lives. Even though Steenburgen had feelings for Danson the second time they met, she found him too confusing to be more than a friend.

But Danson was looking for more than platonic companionship, so he planned a canoe and picnic excursion to Mendocino, California. When they got back from their trip, they were head over heels for each other.

They have been together for over twenty years and still can’t get enough of one other. As Danson put it, “I want as long as possible in my life with Mary.”

The romance between Danson and Steenburgen is an example that the first time around isn’t always the charm. To locate the ideal individual, you may have to wait a while.

We’re overjoyed to hear how much these two care for one another and enjoy being together. Please forward this to any of your loved ones who share your love of Ted Danson.

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