Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Dude. I hope this isn't true.

Patrick Swayze has five weeks to live, The NATIONAL ENQUIRER has learned.

In a shocking world exclusive, The NATIONAL ENQUIRER has uncovered the devastating news that the beloved Hollywood actor and dancer was diagnosed in late January with pancreatic cancer that has spread to other organs.

Full details are in the print edition of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER that goes on sale tomorrow.

For the past month, Patrick, 55, has been traveling to Stanford University's prestigious cancer center in Palo Alto for radical chemotherapy, but his doctors are no longer optimistic that the treatments will be successful.

Patrick and his wife Lisa Niemi — who both have pilot's licenses — have been flying their private Beechcraft plane into Palo Alto's airport, minutes away from the Stanford Cancer Center, where the actor has received outpatient treatment.

He received three doses of chemotherapy and the tumor shrank, but less than his doctors had hoped for — and Patrick was told he should prepare for the end.

"He was told he could have two more treatments, but his cancer was not responding. In short - they held out little hope for a cure," said an insider.

The man who danced into the hearts of audiences worldwide in the 1980s in Dirty Dancing and then broke them in the poignant love story Ghost in the early '90s has lost more than 20 pounds in the past few weeks and is restricted to a liquid diet because he has trouble keeping down solid food, added the insider.

"It's time to start praying for a miracle."



gay bob said...

This majorly sucks. He has been featured in very many of my vivid fantasies. Hope he can lick it, the cancer I mean.

chakan said...

He can always come back through Whoopi Goldberg.

Seriously, though, I hope he beats this, Roadhouse style.

Just a thought... said...

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-The Man Who Controls the News

Shovelhead said...

In the words of Hawke (Tommy Lee Jones) in the movie Space Cowboys:

"What is a pancreas anyway? What it does it do, except give you cancer?"


Seumas said...

The only movies I can think of seeing him in are Roadhouse, Ghost and Donnie Darko, but I've seen him interviewed a lot of times over the years and he seemed to be a really nice, humble, decent guy.

This is really unfortunate news that he's going through this while thousands of jackholes around will live clean, healthy, unhindered lives until they've racked up a three digit age. Fuckers.

jareth said...

Good dude,

I guess god needed a bouncer.

This is a horrible question.

Though...Do you think, "I had the time of my life" will play at his funeral?

Seumas said...

It's a good thing they didn't go with Swayze for Lost and went with a swayze impersonator to portray Sawyer.. Otehrwise they'd be in a real bind right now.

wang williams said...

very fucking sad. he batted a thousand during the 80's and into the early 90's. all of his movies were entertaining in their own right--youngblood, outsiders, red dawn, ghost, point break, roadhouse and even next of kin.

"he's like the wind."

Seumas said...

Don't forget Too Wong Fu!

Mykie said...

I was in LOVE with this man in High School! So much so that I used to make my highschool boyfriend sing "Time of my life" to me and wrinkle his nose just like Patrick did at the end of Dancing. This is probably the saddest I have been EVER of hearing that a celebrity is sick. It's taking away a portion of my childhood! He just needs to rip that cancers throat out ala Roadhouse!