Dolph Lundgren was seen arriving at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday.
The 65-year-old actor looked casual in a cream zip hoodie and trendy black track pants as he stepped out in Los Angeles after recently speaking out about his cancer diagnosis.
When he delivered his car to the valet, the Rocky IV star wore stylish sunglasses to shield his eyes from the sun.
The filmmaker – who was spotted last month with his 25-year-old fiancee, Emma Krokdal – also wore a pair of black sneakers with a contrasting white foam platform.
Earlier this week, he revealed he has been battling cancer for eight years and speculated whether his past use of steroids for bodybuilding is to blame.
Getting out: Dolph Lundgren was seen arriving at the Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday
For his daytime outing, he swept back his silver hair in his usual haircut and opted for a clean-shaven look.
He wore no other accessories for an overall casual and comfortable ensemble.
And Lundgren was spotted with only his mobile phone and nothing else when he arrived.
The Swedish star talked about his battle in ‘In Depth with Graham Besinger’ and revealed that he was first diagnosed with lung cancer in 2015.
Lundgren said he went into remission, but then the cancer returned in 2020 and he was told by one doctor that he had two to three years to live.
He had gone for a second opinion and said that the treatment he is now receiving has caused the tumors to shrink.
In an excerpt from the interview, while still wearing a hospital gown, he said, “It’s the day after my surgery, they removed one tumor, then they removed two more that they found and three more small ones.
“Hopefully it’s cleared up. When it dies, it dies.’
Comfortable attire: The 65-year-old actor looked casual in a cream zip-up hoodie and trendy black track pants as he stepped out in Los Angeles after recently speaking out about his cancer diagnosis
Stylish: When he delivered his car to the valet, the Rocky IV star wore stylish sunglasses to protect his eyes from the sun
Pictured: Lundgren with actor Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV
In the interview, Lundgren is seen here the day after he had a slew of tumors removed from his body
Lundgren referenced his memorable quote in the 1985 movie Rocky IV, after his character Ivan Drago killed Apollo Creed during their practice match.
In a conversation with Bensinger, he shared how he discovered he had cancer again in 2020.
Lundgren said: ‘In 2020 I was back in Sweden and I had some kind of acid reflux, I didn’t know what it was so I did an MRI.
“They found there were a few more tumors around that area.”
He continued, “They found another tumor in the liver so I was like aw s**** okay.
“It was then that it dawned on me that this was something serious. The surgeon called me and said it had grown, it was too big, it had grown to the size of a small lemon.
“I asked them how long I have left, I think he said 2-3 years, but I heard from his voice that he thought it was less. I thought that was it for sure.’
Lundgren said taking steroids had an impact on his body.
Pictured: Lundgren, who says he has been battling cancer since 2015
Pictured: Lundgren and his fiancee Emma Krokdal in April this year
He said: ‘I tried steroids in the ’80s, ’90s. I don’t know if that has anything to do with the cancer, of course I noticed because it might have something to do with it.
“I’ve thought about it, you always think you made a mistake. I think there may be a connection between testosterone therapy and cancer.
“I was on steroids when I was younger, maybe for ten years. Depends on the kind of film I’ve made.’
Fiancée Emma Krokdal told Bensinger: “His mouth hurt really bad, his hands hurt and he couldn’t eat anything.
“That was a struggle, he lost weight. We realized it was much worse than we thought, they started talking about tumors in the lungs, stomach, spine, outside the kidneys.’
Pictured: Lundgren in the role of Ivan Drago in the 1985 film Rocky IV
In the interview, Lundgren admits that he used steroids in the 1980s and 1990s. Dolph is pictured in 1990
His daughter Ida Lundgren told Bensinger, “It hit me when I had a deep conversation with my father about what would happen if he passed away.
“That was a horrible conversation, it was a tough time. I have to be strong for my sister.’
Lundgren said he then sought a second opinion on his diagnosis and spoke to Dr Alexandra Drakaki.
After a change in treatment, Lundgren said his tumors had shrunk between 20 and 30 percent within three months.
Lundgren continued, “You just appreciate being lucky enough to be alive, and you appreciate every moment there is.”
Largely known for his roles in action-packed movies, Lundgren’s breakthrough role was as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.
He would later reprise his role as Drago in Creed II in 2018.
After a long stint working on direct-to-video movies in the 90s, he returned to Hollywood in 2010 in The Expendables, alongside Rocky co-star Sylvester Stallone.
He has since reprized his role of Gunnar Jensen in the second and third films in the series, with a fourth expected later this year.
The full episode will be out later this month.
Revealed: The dangers of steroid abuse
Anabolic steroids are powerful, manufactured drugs that mimic the effects of testosterone.
Such medicines are available only by prescription and are given to stimulate muscle growth after surgery and to treat some forms of anemia.
Men with low testosterone levels can also get them on medication, which can come in the form of pills, injections, gels, and patches.
Yet thousands around the world take the drugs without medical advice to pursue Hollywood-like muscles or as performance enhancers.
However, doctors warn that the drugs – classified as a Class C in Britain and a Schedule III in the US – are addictive and have a catalog of serious side effects.
Side effects may include decreased sperm count, infertility, shrunken testicles, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, breast development, severe acne, and abdominal pain.
Having too much testosterone in the body can lead to increased aggression, called ‘roid rage’, insomnia and anxiety.
Studies have also linked steroids to an increased risk of prostate cancer.
Anabolic steroids are different from corticosteroids, another type of steroid drug that is more commonly prescribed.
When doctors prescribe steroids, they always advise tapering off slowly by gradually reducing the dose. Sudden withdrawal can cause symptoms such as depression, insomnia and headaches.