The actress posted a close-up picture of her with her father as she gave him a short but sweet message for his 70th birthday.
Hilary Swank also revealed the reason for her three-year hiatus in an interview with Stephen Colbert. AmoMama got the news from Daily Mail.
The actress posted a selfie of her and her dad, Stephen Swank, as she wished him a happy birthday. She wrote:
“Happy 70th Birthday to my Dear Dad. Your strength and courage inspires me beyond. I love you more than you could ever know.”
The two-time Oscar-winning actress disclosed that she a hiatus from acting for three years to take care of her father after his lung transplant. She appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last month where she revealed about her break from an incredibly successful career in Hollywood.
Hilary explained that her ailing father was in a dire situation and doctors gave him a short time to live if he did not have the surgery. She said:
“For those of you who don’t know, my dad got a lung transplant. It’s the hardest surgery a person can undergo and I thank all the people that make themselves a donor, it saves lives.”
The Million Dollar Baby star did have a positive update on her father’s condition. She admitted that he is “alive and thriving and well.”
While it may seem like a huge career sacrifice to others, the 43-year-old does not regret it. She is happy with the way things have turned out.
“I took three years off to be with him and help him through that life journey.”
Host Colbert admired her for being a lovely daughter that did that for a father. But Hilary wanted people to know that he is a “lovely dad.”
It was in 2015 when Hilary revealed that she was on a career hiatus to nurse her sick father back to health and to just be there. He was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard.
For now, the actress will be back on the small screen in the FX series Trust which is about the kidnapping of oil family heir Paul Getty III in Rome by the Mafia in 1973.