Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze revealed that he is still fighting the “good fight” as the actor is firing back at media outlets that have been reporting his cancer has spread.
The â€œGhostâ€ star, which was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, contested claims he has been saying goodbye to members of his family.
The 56-year-old actor revealed in a statement that he â€œvery proudâ€ of the work he has done on his new series â€œThe Beast,â€ and that he is winning the battle against cancer so far.
Patrick Swayze said: â€œI am happy to be back home for the holidays. Itâ€™s a great feeling of accomplishment to say youâ€™re gonna do something and do it.â€
He continued: â€œThe only thorn in my side being that many tabloids have been consistently reporting lies and false information about me and those close to me,” he continued. “And latest, theyâ€™re reporting that I’m on my last legs and saying goodbye my tearful family!
He explained: â€œPancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease and from the moment I was diagnosed, I knew I was in for the fight of my life. Itâ€™s a battle, and so far, Iâ€™ve been winning. I’m one of the lucky few that responds well to treatment.â€
He also called the tabloid rumors â€œdownright emotional cruelty,â€ adding: â€œItâ€™s upsetting that the shoddy and reckless reporting from these publications cast a negative shadow on the positive and good fight Iâ€™m fighting, that makes me angry when hope is so precious.â€
News of Swayze’s illness surfaced in March, when tabloid reports said that he had only five weeks left to live.
But Swayze and his doctors have maintained that he is responding well to treatment. According to a statement from his physician, George Fisher: â€œPatrick 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.”
Patrick Swayze said his chemotherapy treatments are like “hell on wheels,” but he pledged that he would remain positive in spite of the fact that statistics say he was â€œa dead man.â€