EW.com has revealed very cool and exclusive news today. Kathryn Joosten (Karen McCluskey, Desperate Housewives) will guest star on The Bold and the Beautiful for the series upcoming 6,000 episode milestone that will air on February 7th.
According to EW, “The actress will play herself in a story arc involving Nick Marone (Jack Wagner) and Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery) that centers on lung cancer. In the episode, Stephanie befriends real-life survivors and hears their stories of diagnosis, treatment and hope. Joosten, a two-time cancer survivor reportedly gave up her 45-year smoking habit in 2001 after she was diagnosed with lung cancer. Eight years later, she was diagnosed again but underwent surgery. She was declared cancer-free earlier this year.”
Joosten is set to tape her scenes next week on December 17th.