Will Smith Vlogs His Colonoscopy

Will Smith is getting very candid with his fans. The 51-year-old actor documented himself getting his first colonoscopy on Thursday, sharing a 17-minute video on YouTube. Smith teased on Instagram, “They said you can’t get to 50 million followers on IG without showing your butt. So here I am, gettin’ a colonoscopy for the clout ;-).” In the video, Smith shared that he’s having the procedure done in Miami and joked about why he decided to get a colonoscopy. “‘Cause I’m 50, so people need to look up my stuff,” he cracked. Smith was put to sleep during the procedure and cameras documented him waking up, laughing and going right back to sleep. The actor was still making jokes right after waking up from anesthesia, noting of the doctor, “He’s like the Martin Scorsese of my a**.” Getting a colonoscopy turned out to be significant for Smith. In a video chat with his doctor, Dr. Ala Stanford, she tells him that they removed a polyp — a pre-cancerous lesion — in his colon, and sent it to the lab and the results were that it was pre-cancer tissues. The father of three admitted that the results were sobering, and also served as a powerful reminder that more people need to be screened. “You know, when I decided I wanted to shoot this as a vlog, it was much more of a ‘Hey, this will be cool. It will be fun,'” Smith said. “I didn’t realize that there would be a pre-cancerous polyp that would get found out of it.”

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