Patrick Swayze hospitalized today with pneumonia

January 9, 2009

(ChattahBox) — A&E president and GM Robert DeBitetto announced today that Patrick Swayze has been hospitalized :

“Patrick has asked that I tell you that this morning he checked himself into the hospital for observation,” . “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. He thanks everybody for the outpouring of support. We hope to see him back on his feet soon.”

The announcement was made shortly before the actor was due to appear on the Television Critics Association’s press tour stage at the Universal Hilton in promotional support of his new A&E series, “The Beast.”

Swayze, who has been battling pancreatic cancer, which had already spread to his liver before he was even diagnosed, plays a tough FBI veteran named Charles Barker. The actor missed only one day of work out of shooting 12 episodes, producers said. Barbara Walters had an exclusive interview with Swayze, that aired this Wednesday night at 10 pm on ABC. “The Beast” premieres Jan. 15 at 10 p.m. on A&E. We hope Patrick makes a speedy recovery.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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