Patrick Swayze's Rep Confirms Cancer

March 5, 2008 By:
Patrick Swayze's Rep Confirms Cancer

This is just about the saddest thing we've heard all year! Earlier today we told you about Patrick Swayze's terminal illness and how he only has a few weeks to live.

Swayze's publicist has just confirmed that the actor is suffering from pancreatic cancer. He was only diagnosed a month ago, but the cancer had already spread.

"The average life expectancy is six to nine months, with only 4 percent of patients living more than five years," reports PageSix.com.

Update: Patrick's rep has released a statement regarding Patrick's illness. "Patrick Swayze has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Patrick's physician Dr. George Fisher states, 'Patrick has a very limited amount of disease and he appears to be responding well to treatment thus far. All of the reports stating the timeframe of his prognosis and his physical side effects are absolutely untrue. We are considerably more optimistic.' Patrick is continuing his normal schedule during this time, which includes working on upcoming projects. The outpouring of support and concern he has already received from the public is deeply appreciated by Patrick and his family."

We’re really at a loss for words, but our prayers are with him and his family right now.