Terrible news today. It’s probably well known that Patrick Swayze has a bit of the pancreatic cancer, which spreads fast and dangerous.
It was reported earlier today by the National Enquirer of all places that the Swayze had only five weeks! Five weeks to live. Crazy. Thankfully, his publicist reacted quickly and got in touch with People.
“Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far,” Dr. George Fisher says in a statement. “All of the reports stating the time frame of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic.”
The actor’s rep adds: “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.”
With the recent passing of guitarist Jeff Healy, who played Cody in Roadhouse, someone has to go out and make sure Sam Elliott is okay. Cause that guy is a national fucking treasure. Just thought I would throw that out there if we have any LA readers and could do that for us. Seriously, we’re worried that Elliott may get cancer next.
But back to Swayze. What can you say? He made a supernatural rom-com with Whoopi and Demi watchable. He starred in the greatest movie ever made about surfing in Point Break. He starred in the greatest movie ever made about bar bouncers with Roadhouse, and perhaps he also carried the greatest movie ever made about a Russian invasion with Red Dawn.
Not bad starring in three of the best movies ever made and one good rom-com, made better by his presence. I’ll throw in Dirty Dancing for the ladies as well. Dude is all aces around these parts.
Career highlights after the jump.