Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Twinkle-toed tough guy Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and might only have weeks to live, a rep for the dirty dancer said yesterday. Swazyze's publicist confirmed to Page Six that he's suffering from pancreatic cancer, which could tragically bring down the curtain on his remarkably diverse career. Swazye was diagnosed with the cancer more than a month ago. The average life expectancy is six to nine months, with only 4 percent of patients live more than five years.
Wow ... this is incredibly sad news. It should be noted that The National Enquirer was the first media outlet to report this news ... considering the source, I didn't want to believe it.
My thoughts are with Patrick Swayze, his family and friends.
UPDATE: Pink reader Jen gave me the head's up that Patrick's publicist issued a more hopeful statement to TMZ:
"Actor Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Patrick's physician Dr. George Fisher states, 'Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far. All of the reports stating the timeframe of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic.' Patrick is continuing his normal schedule during this time, which includes working on upcoming projects. The outpouring of support and concern he has already received from the public is deeply appreciated by Patrick and his family."
This is amazing news. Here's hoping that Patrick Swayze will be dirty dancing for years to come :) [Source]