March 11, 2009

Swayze slams ‘negative’ Enquirer report

Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze is criticizing The National Enquirer for its recent story about his health, which it ran with the headline The End.

The star of the movies The Outsiders, Dirty Dancing and Ghost, as well as the TV series The Beast, has been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year.

It's amazing to me that the tabloids such as The National Enquirer print such negative stories about me and my health when there are so many positive things going on in my life right now, Swayze said in a statement issued to People magazine Wednesday night. I've started a new chemotherapy and, once again, I am one of the lucky ones with pancreatic cancer that is responding well to the treatment. There is a brand new, 12-week-old, Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Kumasai in my life, who is gorgeous and already showing that he will be one special dog. I am starting work on my new book, in addition to enjoying the fantastic response from everyone on my A&E series 'The Beast.' I hope in the future, the press will think twice about printing inaccuracies and painting an unpleasant picture when I have so much to be thankful for at this time.