Patrick Swayze hits out at ‘reckless’ reporters

December 3rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS  

New York, Dec 3 (IANS) Actor Patrick Swayze, who is suffering from cancer, has lashed out at “shoddy and reckless” reporters for writing that he is losing his battle with the disease and says such lies amounts to emotional cruelty. The “Dirty Dancing” star revealed that although he was battling pancreatic cancer since the beginning of 2008, he continued to work hard on his TV show “The Beast”. reports him as saying: “The only thorn in my side being that many tabloids have been consistently reporting lies and false information about me and those close to me. And latest, they’re reporting that I’m on my last legs and saying goodbye to my tearful family!

“Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease and from the moment I was diagnosed, I knew I was in for the fight of my life. It’s a battle, and so far, I’ve been winning. I’m one of the lucky few that responds well to treatment.

“It’s upsetting that the shoddy and reckless reporting from these publications cast a negative shadow on the positive and good fight I’m fighting. For me, my family, and those close to me, it amounts to downright emotional cruelty. That makes me angry when hope is so precious.

“As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent, and continue to send, my way. I thank you.”

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