TribeOne Festival in South Africa featuring Nicki Minaj and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis cancelled

Bryan Cranston cracks us up again in hilarious spoof video to promote Major League Baseball

Ryan O'Neal diagnosed with cancer

2012-04-18 08:23
 
Los Angeles - Love Story actor Ryan O'Neal has been diagnosed with prostate cancer but says his doctors expect him to make a full recovery.

O'Neal, 70, whose long-time partner Farrah Fawcett died of anal cancer in June 2009, said he was shocked by the news but was glad that it had been detected early.

"Recently I was diagnosed with Stage 2 prostate cancer. Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and according to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery," the actor said in a statement.

"I am deeply grateful for the support of my friends and family during this time, and I urge everyone to get regular check-ups, as early detection is the best defence against this horrible disease that has afflicted so many," he added.

O'Neal made his name as the lead actor in the 1970 romantic movie Love Story, and went on to star in What's Up Doc?, and Paper Moon with his daughter Tatum O'Neal.

- Reuters

Read more on:    ryan o'neal  |  celebrities  |  health

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

A nurse found hanging after a prank call from two Australian radio presenters about Kate Middleton's first pregnancy blamed herself for the embarrassing release of intimate details of the duchess's condition. Read More »

Outlaw Pete singer Bruce Springsteen has written a children's book based on the opening ballad of his 2009 album Working on a Dream. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.