Just days after his interview with Babwa Wah-Wah, Patrick Swayze‘s health and fight with cancer has taken a turn for the worse. Patrick was scheduled to appear at a meeting for the Television Critics Association to discuss his upcoming drama “The Beast.” Instead, the Dirty Dancing supastar is in the hospital with a bout of pneumonia.
“Patrick has asked that I tell you that this morning he checked himself into the hospital for observation,” said A&E Vice President Robert DeBitetto. “Chemotherapy can take its toll on the immune system, and illnesses are a part of that. Patrick wishes me to tell you that he’s very sorry he cannot attend, but plans to get back to promoting `The Beast’ soon.”
Dammit. This sucks. All I can think of when I hear this news is how ironic this role of the “Beast” is for Patrick. He’s fighting a wicked beast…this cancer…that has ultimately consumed his life and changed everything about it. I hope he can recover from this bout of pneumonia. Our thoughts and prayers are with Patrick and his family.
Be strong, my friend!