***Update: Raven Alexis Faked Having Brain Cancer?***
Back in July, Raven Alexis announced via Twitter that she would be taken a break from porn due to illness. She later revealed the illness she was referring to was cancer. A few days ago, Raven appeared on the Howard Stern Show and dropped a bombshell; The cancer that she was fighting was Stage 4 brain cancer. While every type of cancer is serious, the fact that she was battling such an aggressive and advanced form of cancer was something of a gut shot to both her legion of fans and the adult industry in general. This announcement puts a lot of things in perspective, including her decision to step away from making movies. Obviously, Raven Alexis’s main priority now is fighting, and ultimately winning, her battle with this cancer.
For those that aren’t familiar with Raven Alexis, allow me to provide a brief introduction. Perhaps the word that best describes her is, “overachiever”. Raven graduated high school at age 15 and by age 18 she had already earned a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Not stopping there, at age 19, Raven Alexis launched her own website, in which she would post nude photos and videos of herself, earning herself a huge and loyal fan following.
In 2009, Raven Alexis entered the world of porn on a full-time basis, signing an exclusive deal with Digital Playground. Since then, she has taken the adult industry by storm. In less than three years of active porn work, Raven has been nominated for several major awards, including the 2010 AVN Best New Web Starlet, the 2011 AVN Best New Starlet, and the 2011 AVN Best Three-Way Sex Scene. Additionally, Raven Alexis was the winner of the 2010 NightMoves Best New Starlet, Fan Favorite Award and the 2011 AVN Best All-Girl Sex Scene Award for her work in the movie Body Heat.
Raven Alexis is also a self professed “geek”. To quote a bit from her official biography…
“A huge sci-fi fan, Raven Alexis owns her own Star Trek costume, which she uses to enact one of her favorite sex fantasies. Intrigued by technology, the gorgeous gadget lover’s iPhone is never far from her side. Raven also spends hours online maintaining her webpages, interacting with fans, and creating level seventy World of Warcraft characters. Heading straight to the computer after shooting a scene, the self-proclaimed nerd is often still completely naked, wet, and extremely horny as she navigates her way through World of Warcraft. The versatile Raven is equally down with the pocket protector and sports. She dreamed of being a professional dancer, until a basketball injury propelled her towards other dreams, like Digital Playground.”
Obviously, all of our thoughts and prayers are with Raven Alexis as she continues to wage this war against her cancer. Considering the many impressive achievements that this girl has already racked up in her life, it’s clear that she is not one to give up easily. Fans wanting to send her well-wishes can interact with her on Twitter (@RavenAlexis). Additionally, Raven maintains an Amazon wishlist, which can be found HERE.