Larry Hagman, an 80-year-old actor from the 1980’s version of Dallas, is now cancer free!
He was battling throat cancer after being diagnosed last year, only weeks before he was going to reprise his role as an oil baron on the series’ relaunch.
His Dallas co-star, Patrick Duffy said:
“Thankfully, he has now been given a clean bill of health and is coming back for season two.”
Duffy and Hagman are good friends, so it was really hard for Duffy to take the news of Hagman’s cancer as well.
Duffy’s character fights cancer in the show and now his friend and co-star was fighting it in real life.
“It was so, so hard to film those scenes. All of a sudden art imitates life, just in reverse, and it was hard. I was already in Dallas ready to go to work. And Larry called, maybe four days before he was supposed to come on set, and told me he had throat cancer. I was like, ‘What? No!’ When it’s your best friend going through it, it’s really difficult to watch. He was having chemotherapy and radiation the whole time he was working. And I was doing scenes where I had cancer. It’s incredible how he did it.”
So glad that he’s fully recovered now!
Now he can concentrate on doing what he loves├óΓé¼┬ª acting and not having cancer!
Here’s hoping you stay healthy for many years to come!
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