Larry Hagman Battling Cancer
October 17, 2011 by staff
TV Guide first reported the actor’s diagnosis 80 years of age. He said he will play JR Ewing in the upcoming series of during treatment.
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“As JR could get away with it – bribery, blackmail and adultery,” Hagman said in a statement. “But I got caught by cancer. I want everyone to know that is a very common and treatable cancers. I will receive treatment while working on the series ‘Dallas’ new. I could not think of a better place to be working on a program that I love with people I love. Moreover, as we all know JR can not keep down! ”
The series will also feature fellow “Dallas” veterans Patrick Duffy, who played Bobby Ewing, Linda Gray Sue Ellen Ewing’s, as well as new additions such as Jordana Brewster, Jesse Metcalf and Brenda Strong.
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Hagman underwent a liver transplant in 1995 after years of excessive alcohol consumption. Since then he has supported the National Kidney Foundation, and also speaks out against smoking.
The original program ran from 1978 to 1991. The updated version of “Dallas” comes to TNT from Warner Horizon Television. The study said in a joint statement with TNT and include:
“Everyone at Warner Horizon TV, TNT and the whole family fully supports the Dallas Larry Hagman during this time. Hope to see Larry, once again bringing its magic to one of the most interesting, complex and controversial television the screen in the new series Dallas. “
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