Saturday, October 15, 2011
Larry Hagman Announces He Is Battling Cancer
"As J.R. Ewing I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer." Although declining to specify exactly what type of cancer he has, Hagman was optimistic on his prognosis, saying it's "a very common and treatable form of the disease." Several years ago, he suffered kidney failure and was saved by a last-second transplant that gave him a new lease on life. The actor says he will continue working on the TNT cable network's resurrection of the hit prime time soap Dallas, which is set to debut early next year. The show featuring the exploits of the oil-rich Ewing clan was a smash hit in the ratings during the 70s and 80s and reunites Hagman with former co-stars Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray.