Saturday, September 06, 2008

Patrick Swayze makes a surprise appearance at the "Stand Up to Cancer" fund-raising TV special

People reports:
Patrick Swazye's surprise appearance at the EIF Stand Up To Cancer fund-raising special impressed a nation of television viewers and a stage full of fellow celebrities. The actor, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer earlier this year, was brought out on a darkened stage during the opening segment. When the lights came up, he received a standing ovation. Swayze smiled and danced in the wings through the show, holding his wife, Lisa Niemi. He even managed a moment of solo air guitar as Melissa Etheridge and Sugarland crooned the closing song. Swayze stayed on stage long after most of the crowd had thinned out – chatting with Fran Drescher and other cancer survivors. READ MORE

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