‘Titanic’ star Tom Burton: ‘I can’t wait for my birthday’
When he announced his retirement from acting earlier this year, Tom Burston told the Times Union that he had no plans to return to acting.
“I have never been in a theater, I’ve never been on stage, I never worked on television,” Burston said at the time.
“But I can’t imagine doing anything else, because I love acting, and I love theater.”
The actor, who had appeared in three films including “The Passion of the Christ,” has been working to recuperate from surgery in his home in New York.
“As I said, it’s an amazing surgery, it was a big one,” Burton told the paper.
“And I am doing very well.
I can actually breathe, I can walk, I have all the physical symptoms of the surgery.”
Burton’s decision to take a break from acting came just weeks after he announced he would be donating $1 million to the families of those who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
“If you can’t be there for a loved one in their darkest hour, there’s no hope for them,” Burts said at a press conference on Sept. 19.
“That’s the truth of it.
There are people in this world who have not yet found that light and that strength, that the light is out there for them.
That’s what the tragedy of Sept. 13 is all about, is that there are people who have to go through it.”
Burston will continue to star in movies, TV shows and television movies.