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Friday, January 9, 2009

swayze in hospital

From Hollywood Reporter

Patrick Swayze checked into a hospital Friday morning with pneumonia.

The actor has been undergoing treatment for inoperable stage-four pancreatic cancer.

Swayze's hospitalization came shortly before he was scheduled to meet with TV critics and journalists at the TV Critics Assn.'s winter press tour in Universal City at noon Friday to promote his new series for A&E "The Beast."

A&E president and GM Robert DeBitetto opened the network's presentation by saying, "Patrick has asked that I tell you that this morning he checked himself into the hospital for observation for pneumonia. Chemotherapy can take its toll on the immune system, and illnesses are a part of that. Patrick wishes me to tell you that he's very sorry he cannot attend, but plans to get back to promoting 'The Beast' soon. He thanks everybody for the outpouring of support. We hope to see him back on his feet soon."