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Patrick Swayze: Five Weeks To Live? [UPDATED]

Some considerably somber news, here. It seems that Patrick Swayze may only have five weeks to live. The star of Mike Nelson’s favorite movie, Road House, has had pancreatic cancer for a while, and it looks as though the treatments may be going nowhere. Now, this news comes from The National Enquirer, so take it with a grain of salt. However, pancreatic cancer is a tough cancer to beat, so it doesn’t sound too unlikely. If true, then this is sad news for MSTies and fans of such classics as Road House and Point Break. God be with you, Mr. Swayze.

UPDATE: As one might’ve expected coming from The National Enquirer, it seems the “five weeks” allegations are untrue. The only reason I posted about The Enquirer’s story is because legitimate news sources were also doing so. Should’ve known better. Either way, Patrick’s clearly going through a rough time, something which I wasn’t previously aware of. I still wish him the best.

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4 Responses

  1. Its a shame. I saw him on the Jonathan Ross show here in England a few years ago and it sounded like he was on something as he was incoherent and wasnt talking a bit like Muhammed Ali does. To top it all he seemed to believe he was the greatest living actor with not an ounce of humility. I wasnt sure if he was on drugs or not

  2. yuo , its true:

    The official statement was handed down from his agent today and the diagnosis isn’t good, but sunnier than the National Enquirer made it out to be:

    “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.”

  3. cancer is an asshole. i lost my best friend to it on 10/21/07. laurie, i love you and i’ll never forget you.

  4. That’s so sad. :( It will be a tough fight indeed. As mentioned, pancreatic cancer is one of the worst. One of my second cousins had it, he fought it for five years before it took his life. IIRC Michael Landon had it also.

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