Jane Fonda has revealed why she feels “ready” to die, just months after her cancer diagnosis.

The 84-year-old actress said that people her age need to be “realistic” about their mortality, and should “be aware of the amount of time that is behind you as opposed to in front you”.

She told Entertainment Tonight that she’s “aware” she is “not going to be around for much longer”, adding that she is “ready” as she has “had a great life”.

“Not that I want to go, but I’m aware that it’s going to be sooner rather than later,” she added, stating, “That’s just realistic.”

In September, Fonda revealed she had been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, which is a type of cancer that begins in the lymphatic system, a part of the body’s immune system dedicated to fighting germs.

She wrote on Instagram, “This is a very treatable cancer. Eighty per cent of people survive, so I feel very lucky. I’m also lucky because I have health insurance and access to the best doctors and treatments. I realise, and it’s painful, that I am privileged in this.”

Fonda said that she would undergo six months of chemotherapy and that, so far, she has been “handling the treatments quite well”.

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