"Dallas" star Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 80-year-old actor is famous for playing J.R. Ewing on the long-running soap opera. In a statement Friday, he said: "As J.R. I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer."
Hagman declined to specify what kind of cancer he's contracted, but said it's "a very common and treatable form." He plans to continue working on a new reboot of "Dallas" for TNT, which begins production Monday.
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The new "Dallas" focuses on the Ewing offspring as they clash over the future of the family dynasty. The original prime-time soap opera aired on CBS from 1978 to 1991. Hagman underwent a liver transplant in the mid-1990s.
Said Hagman: "As we all know, you can't keep J.R. down!"