Cancer-stricken Patrick Swayze hospitalized for pneumonia

January 10th, 2009 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI  

London, Jan 10 (ANI): Patrick Swayze has checked himself into a hospital days after making a TV show on his fight with deadly pancreatic cancer, it has been revealed.

The Dirty Dancing star reportedly has pneumonia a result of chemotherapy attacking his immune system.

He had been due to promote his new TV series The Beast but insisted the press event go-ahead without him while he was treated in Los Angeles, reports the Sun.

Robert DeBitetto, president of channel A&E which makes the show, said: Patrick checked himself into hospital for observation. Chemotherapy can take its toll on the immune system, and illnesses are a part of that. Patrick wishes me to tell you that hes very sorry he cannot attend, but plans to get
back to promoting The Beast soon.

He thanks everybody for the outpouring of support. We hope to see him back on his feet soon.

During an interview, the actor told Barbara Walters that his road has been difficult.

“You can bet that I”m going through hell. And I”ve only seen the beginning of it, he said.

Swayze, 56, who went public with his diagnosis last March, said the disease has taken an emotional toll.

“There’’s a lot of fear here. Yeah, I”m scared. Yeah, I”m angry. Yeah, I”m [asking], why me, he said. (ANI)

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