Patrick Swayze hospitalized. Former Ghost and Dirty Dancing Star checked in to a hospital with what looks to be pneumonia. Everybody pray for one of the finest talents we've ever had.
Patrick Swayze was a surprise late scratch from A&E’s noontime TCA panel to promote its new series, “The Beast,” Friday.
According to network prexy Bob DeBitteto, A&E learned Friday morning the star of the new crime drama had checked himself into a hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Swayze is currently undergoing chemotherapy for inoperable pancreatic cancer.
“Chemotherapy can take a toll on your immune system, and illnesses are an unavoidable part of it.”
Series, which bows Thursday, Jan. 15 at 10 p.m. on A&E, stars Swayze as a grizzled FBI vet working alongside a rookie partner (played by Travis Fimmel).
According to John Romano, exec producer and showrunner of “The Beast,” producers of the series are looking forward to shooting a season two of the series with Swayze.
“He’s giving us every signal that hes’ in a forward mode and that he’s looking forward to next season,” Romano said.