Patrick Swayze Says He’s Not Done Yet

Patrick Swayze is irritated by reports that he’s close to succumbing to pancreatic cancer.

And he’s reassuring his fans that it’s not over until he says it is.

“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. 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,” he said in a statement to People.

In addition to a positive new treatment, Swayze says that he and his wife Lisa have also acquired a new addition to their household—a “12-week-old, Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Kumasa.”

“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.”

So there.

Go Swayze!