Our thoughts go out to Patrick Swayze and his family right now as news breaks that he has developed Pancreatic Cancer. Reports began to surface earlier today that the star had just weeks to live and gossip blogger Perez Hilton has just published news from Swayze’s publicist who confirms what we had all been dreading: Patrick has cancer. Anyone who grew up with the films Dirty Dancing and Ghost amongst others will surely have a soft spot for the star and we can only send our loving thoughts to friends, family and those who known him personally. This really could be the end of an era. We hope for pain free recovery for a true gem of an entertainer whose movie roles undoubtedly touched the lives of an entire generation of women worldwide.
Here's the official statement:
“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.”