Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Spartacus' Andy Whitfield is being treated for cancer

"Australian actor Andy Whitfield announced today that he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and will begin treatment immediately in New Zealand where Spartacus: Blood and Sand, his hit Starz series, is filmed," reports TV Guide.com. "The second season was scheduled to begin shooting shortly in New Zealand, but has been postponed to accommodate Andy’s treatment. The first season finale airs on April 16. " READ MORE

In a release, the network reveals that his cancer was discovered during a routine checkup as he prepared for the show’s second season and goes on to say that it was detected early and is very treatable.

"I'm receiving excellent care, and am feeling strong, positive and determined with an army of support behind me," says Whitfield.
Spartacus: Blood and Sand photo gallery here.

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