Butch Patrick Diagnosed With CancerMay 13th, 2011 - 2:00 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Butch Patrick has told the Star magazine that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. The 57-year-old is positive that he has bright chances of surviving the disease because it was detected much earlier on.
The former child star who was famous for the 1960s TV show “The Munsters” has struggled with drugs and alcohol in his life for years. He finally decided to seek help at a rehab center last year. He is particularly bitter that he got the disease at this point in his life.
He told the magazine that, “I went 41 years trying to kill myself. And then finally got to the point when I want to live I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. My first thought when I was told this was ‘Isn’t this a kicker?’ I get clean, my life is together and now God is going to punch my ticket.”
Butch, whose real name is Patrick Alan Caples, said the doctors have informed him that he has 90 percent chance of surviving the cancer and he is positive about that. He expects to live normally again for at least another twenty years.
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