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Grandma-To-Be Susan Richardson Admits: ‘I Have A Reason To Live’

Apr. 12 2017, Published 5:30 p.m. ET

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“I have a reason to live!” Gravely ill Susan Richardson shared the joyous news with Radar that she’s going to be a grandmother!

“I don’t know yet if the baby is a boy or a girl,” the 65-year-old former “Eight Is Enough” star gushed to Radar.

The expectant parents are Susan’s daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Rich Berardi.

“They’ve been friends for 14 years,” Susan confided. “They got married in September 2015, and thought that they might adopt.

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“But then Sarah, who’s 37 now, got pregnant naturally, and it was the best news ever!”

As Radar readers know, the ’70s TV sweetheart was rushed to the hospital

with a faulty feeding tube earlier this year — and barely escaped death.

“My tube clogged on me!” the beloved star told Radar. “I’m OK now, but it was scary!”

She’d been placed on the feeding tube as a result of cardio-esophageal achalasia, which prevents her from eating.

“A feeding tube is a frightening thing to have,” Susan admitted.

But her daughter’s pregnancy

is “just the kind of great news I needed!” she declared.

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