Ashton Kutcher is about to sit down for his first joint interview with his identical brother. The 44-year-old actor has an emotional talk with his twin brother, Michael, who was born with cerebral palsy and has undergone a heart transplant, in the trailer for Paramount+’s The Checkup With Dr. David Agus.
In the teaser, Kutcher wipes away a tear while sitting next to his twin on a couch, holding his brother’s hand and discussing their health issues.
“I was unable to walk and then suddenly you can’t see,” the actor says of his terrifying battle with a rare life-threatening disease. “When you have this face-to-face with death, you instantly lock into, ‘What are you doing with today?'”
Dr. David Agus, a cancer specialist, CBS News medical contributor, and one of the world’s leading innovative medical authorities, is set to meet with several A-listers to have emotionally revealing conversations about their personal and sometimes frightening health issues, as well as the impact on their lives and families.
Oprah Winfrey and Maria Shriver will participate throughout the six-episode docuseries to examine women’s health challenges including menopause.
“What is this I’m feeling and how am I feeling? Nobody has told you, ‘This day is coming,'” Winfrey says in the trailer, with Shriver adding, “There’s that whole thing, you know, women who are in menopause are crazy in general.”
Howie Mandel will participate in an episode to address his lifelong struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder. The TV personality’s daughter, Jackelyn, will next join Mandel and Agus for a candid chat about growing up with her father, as well as her own panic attacks and concerns.
“You can’t have a little bit of the OCD,” Mandel says in the trailer. “It stops your life.”
Amy Schumer’s program will center on her decades-long reproductive health difficulties, as well as her traumatic background, which led to depression and a tendency to “blackout drunk.”
“It was a full nine months of being violently ill. It was a living hell,” Schumer recalls in the trailer of when she was pregnant with her now-3-year-old son, Gene. “When I hear about other people with my same struggles, I feel less alone.”
When Nick Cannon appears in the docuseries, he will reveal his own near-fatal lupus diagnosis as well as the heartbreaking death of his son, Zen, to a malignant brain tumor.
“They told me, ‘The best case scenario, your son could live to three or four years old,'” Cannon says in the trailer. “… My son was diagnosed with brain cancer. I couldn’t imagine that on a newborn. There’s a lot of guilt, but there’s a purpose in my pain.”
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin finish off the docuseries’ guests with a conversation on their secrets to longevity and elegant aging, as well as Fonda’s recent diagnosis with non-lymphoma. Hodgkin’s
“I would’ve wanted to say to myself, ‘Do anything you possibly can to stop with the bulimia and anorexia,'” Fonda says in the trailer, before Tomlin notes that, at present, “I’m more peaceful. I feel more accepting.”