Anson Williams of 'Happy Days' Once Revealed Cancer and a Near-Death Experience Changed His Life

Notable actor, Anson Williams opens up about how his battle with cancer and a near-death experience remodeled his life.

Popularly known as "Potsie" in the 1980's episodic drama "Happy Days," Anson shares his story on how his perspective towards life changed after his own life experiences!

William Anson / twitter.com/TheDoctors

William Anson / twitter.com/TheDoctors

Reportedly, Closer Weekly garnered information concerning the actor's fight with cancer. He claimed in an interview that he was diagnosed with colon cancer towards the tail end of 2016.

He said that while he was at the hospital receiving treatment, he made a conscious effort to stay happy and spread the feeling to other patients as he moved around often in the hospital. In his words:

"I would walk around my floor and try to make patients and other people laugh. I did what I was trained to do; bring good humour, take the stress out of people's lives, make them smile."

Before "Potsie's" medical report, he acknowledged to not feeling healthy, and that it felt "odd." Good gracious, he checked in before the condition deteriorated. He said:

" For a long time I would do certain things and get out of breath easily, it was odd, I thought. 'Maybe I should check this out.' I went in, and the doctors found that my red blood cell was a six...I didn't realize I was a mess! But we got it in time."

Anson Williams / Photo: Getty Images

Anson Williams / Photo: Getty Images

His cheerful spirit and hearty self was responsible for his cancer freedom in January 2017. After this conquest, the TV star decided to remodel his life and fine tune his nearness to family.

"Living for a purpose" turned his mantra, and he proudly talked about his kids to Fox News, showing just how much time he recently invested with his five girls! In his words:

"Hannah is 27, has a wonderful husband and two kids, and she works for Buzzfeed. I have four daughters at home from 19-year-old to 10. Three are black belts."

Anson is not only a renowned actor but also an astute businessman. His business venture was greatly influenced by a near-death experience while driving in the Californian desert over a decade ago.

Anson Williams / Photo: Getty Images

Anson Williams / Photo: Getty Images

"Potsie" suffered from drowsiness behind the steering and he "ended up bouncing around in the California desert," a situation he survived. However, he expressed gratitude for being alive.

Consequently, he inquired from his Doctor Uncle, Dr Henry Heimlich of Heimlich Manoeuvre about a way around his sleeping problem. A lemon remedy was recommended, but after a while, the medication seemed stressful, and the "Happy Days" star decided to convert the squeezes to spraying in a bottle!

Working hand in hand with Dr Henry's expertise alongside his business partner, JoAnna Connell, the drowsy remedy was bottled up! And in 2017, the product "Alert Drop" unveiled.

Anson Williams / Photo: Getty Images

Anson Williams / Photo: Getty Images

The celebrity is not just a family man, a shrewd businessman, but also a good companion and friend. He revealed that he still shares an "excellent" relationship with most of the "Happy Days" cast. According to him:

" All of us have stayed very, very close."

The rest of Anson days seem Happy indeed!