'Beast's' Swayze Enters Hospital, Misses TCA
January 9, 2009 12:13 PM
Patrick Swayze, star of A&E's new series "The Beast," checked himself into a hospital Friday morning and was unable to attend a session on the show at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour in Los Angeles.
Mr. Swayze has been battling pancreatic cancer during the filming of the show.
"Patrick has checked himself into the hospital. He asked us to go forward with the panel. A&E networks wishes him the best with his recovery," said Abbe Raven, CEO of A&E Television Networks.
Mr. Swayze went into the hospital for observation because of pneumonia brought on by chemotherapy, added Bob DeBitetto, president of A&E Network. He said Mr. Swayze plans to resume promoting the show as soon as he's back on his feet.