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6 October 14th, 2011 DALLAS Icon Larry Hagman diagnosed with Cancer!

Just as TNT’s Dallas reboot is starting production, it has been announced today that Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) has been diagnosed with cancer.  However, doctors have told him it’s a highly treatable form of the disease.

Hagman, who turned 80 last month, is set to report to work on Monday, October 17. Hagman is confirmed to appear in at least the first four episodes, and it’s likely he’ll appear in more beyond that. According to TV Guide, “It’s unclear whether he’ll need to take any time off while undergoing treatment. Insiders say there’s a chance that he’ll be able to continue on the show in some sort of capacity throughout the first season, which wraps production at the end of January.”

Hagman  released his own statement today saying, “As J.R. I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series. I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love. Besides, as we all know, you can’t keep J.R. down!”

Let’s keep sending good thoughts Larry’s way as he battles this!

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  1. kay killgore says:

    Oh how I miss Dallas!!!! Good luck Mr. Hagman keep up the fight!


  2. CINDY CLARK says:

    So glad LH will be alright he one of the great actors.We need Dallas and JR back finally some decent tv.


  3. Julie says:

    Good luck Mr. Hagman! Can’t wait for the Dallas Series to start up again! I have watched you all my life, first I dream of Jeanne and then Dallas. I have really missed the Dallas series!


  4. Brian Greene says:

    Larry Hagman is a fighter, just like his real-life mother–Broadway legend Mary Martin (Peter Pan, South Pacific). He’s also been a liver transplant survivor for the past 15-16 years!


  5. Lew says:

    From one Larry to another, all the best. You definitely have the right attitude to fight this.


  6. gayle says:

    I wish you well Mr Hagman. I watched JR through every season he is the character we all love to hate. Take care and keep JR going for the long haul in our new Dallas. <3


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