Patrick Swayze: Stopping Cancer Treatment?
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Both media outlets are reporting that Dirty Dancing actor Patrick Swayze, 56, has ceased undergoing chemotherapy to aid in his battle against pancreatic cancer, and has taken a turn for the worse.
Hilton reported on a National Enquirer story that states that Swayze has ceased chemo since doctors told him there's little else they can do.
Patrick's mother Patsy, 81, spoke to Star, and asked for Patrick's fans to pray for him.
"Patrick is strong, and he's determined to beat this!" she says. "Please tell everyone to keep us in their prayers. Pray for Patrick. I know he has a lot of fans out there thinking about him, and we all appreciate that."
"His confidence had always been contagious for [Patrick's wife] Lisa — but the situation is really staring them in the face now," a source says.
"You can bet that I'm going through hell," Patrick told Barbara Walters in a Jan 7 interview. "And I've only seen the beginning of it."
Swayze's most recent work, the A&E cop series The Beast, is currently in its first season on the network.