‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider talks wife Alicia Allain’s cancer battle
‘Dukes of Hazzard’ star John Schneider, wife Alicia Allain open up on his new memoir and her cancer battle
Actor John Schneider talks his road to stardom in the new book ‘My Life, My Way’ and his wife, film producer Alicia Allain, opens up on her cancer battle on ‘Fox & Friends.’
“Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider appeared on “Fox & Friends” Friday to talk about his new memoir as well as his wife’s battle with cancer.
The actor, known for his role as Bo Duke on the series, which ran from 1979 to 1985, touched on his career–including how he landed the role of Bo–and living with Johnny Cash, all of which is covered in his memoir “My Life, My Way.”
After briefly talking about his famous starring role, the actor turned the conversation to his “miracle” wife, film producer Alicia Allain. Together, the duo explained how they came to start their new business venture after she was diagnosed with cancer.
“John and I met about five years ago and did about seven or eight movies together. Then we got back into the music industry and did about 110 songs,” she explained. “Just a few, right?”
Allain continued: “This past Memorial Day I was diagnosed with stage 4 HER2 negative cancer.”
“She was three years into a five-year shelf life,” Schneider added.
Once the illness started manifesting itself on her skin, Allain explained, she saw a dermatologist who gave her the diagnosis. In an effort to better understand her disease and what it would take to fight it, she said, she and Schneider started exploring pain treatment options.
“I went into like a speed course of reading what path I was going to take,” she told the “Fox & Friends” hosts. “I decided to do keto for cancer, CBD oil and then ground myself in minerals. I really got into a really rigid regime.”
She went on to note that her first PET scan showed her body light up “like a Christmas tree.”
Left to right: John Schneider, Catherine Bach and Tom Wopat in a promotional portrait for the TV show ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ circa 1980. (Getty)
However, Schneider reveals that the treatments worked for her and that her latest PET scan showed “nada.”
After finding CBD oil helpful, the duo started marketing CBoD Oil, a play on the name of his character from “Dukes of Hazzard.”
“What I honestly believe, and obviously I’m no doctor, but I believe that this is such a natural element that when you take it, your body says, ‘Ahhh,’” the actor said.
“Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider appeared on “Fox & Friends” Friday to talk about his new CBD oil business that he established after his wife’s battle with cancer.
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Alicia Allain, wife of John Schneider, known for his role as “Bo Duke” on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” that aired on CBS from 1979 to 1985, claims CBD helped cure her of stage four HER2 negative hormone receptor-positive cancer. Allain told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on Friday that the cancer was found on her legs, arms, rib cage and spine.
Allain said after doing research, she found certain minerals, hemp and CBD were linked to alleviating cancer symptoms. She began taking CBD orally twice a day and now credits it to ready her body to cure the cancer.
“It was conditioning my body to fight it,” she said. “I don’t have a genetic marker for cancer at all. So if my DNA had a break in the system, how do we get my DNA back to… normal?”
Schneider said he launched “Yee Haa” CBD oil brand “CBoD”,” an allusion to his character, to help battle the sickness. Schneider believes CBD made his wife “more receptive” to medication and dietary changes and aided in making her body “more aggressive in fighting it.”
While CBD isn’t the cure for cancer, Schneider believes it can be used as a method of getting your body “ready for battle. Within five months, Allain was cancer-free.
Schneider’s CBD oil comes in flavors including apple moonshine, in the spirit of “The Dukes of Hazzard.” He continues to motivate those who have been diagnosed with cancer to not accept defeat at first diagnosis.
“Fight it,” he said. “It’s not a battle you lost when you hear [you have cancer]. You can fight it. You must be active. You must be your own biggest fan.”
"Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider's wife Alicia Allain was cancer-free within five months.