Patrick Swayze is slamming tabloids that he said are “consistently reporting lies and false information about me” and his battle with pancreatic cancer.
“I’m very proud of the work I’ve done on my new series ‘The Beast,’ and I am happy to be back home for the holidays. It’s a great feeling of accomplishment to say you’re gonna do something and do it,” the actor told People. “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!”
Patrick said despite the odds, he is overcoming his fight with cancer.
“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,” the 56-year-old actor said.
“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,” he said of false reports that his health is deteriorating. “For me, my family, and those close to me, it amounts to downright emotional cruelty. That makes me angry when hope is so precious.”
Despite his anger with the tabloids, the actor still has love for the enduring support from his fans.
“As always, I appreciate all the love and support people have sent and continue to send my way. I thank you,” he added.
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