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Patrick Swayze is a Fighter

Patrick Swayze is a Fighter

UPDATE: Images removed.

Thank you to everyone that showed their support for Patrick — we wish him the best. Cancer is a tragic disease and we all need to raise awareness of how devastating it really is.

Patrick Swayze makes a stop at a Los Angeles gas station with his wife, Lisa Niemi, on Tuesday (April 7).

The 56-year-old Dirty Dancing star reportedly weighs only 105 lbs and has been undergoiing chemotherapy. Swayze was diagnosed with late-stage pancreatic cancer last year and recently said that he may have only two years to live.

Reports say that the beloved star has decided to go forward with a “Do Not Resuscitate” order, requiring doctors to let him die in the event that he stops breathing or his heart stops beating. Whoopi Goldberg recently said, “You know what, he’s doing what everybody else is doing, he’s taking it one day at a time. He does not have an expiration date on his backside – none of us do we just know at some point it’s going to happen and that’s how he’s looking at it.”

15+ pics inside of Patrick Swayze as a fighter…

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  • Isabela

    OH MY GOD!
    he looks sooo bad :(((
    reeeeally hope he gets better…<3

  • Chauie

    Very sad….My dad died of liver cancer not too long ago and these photos reminded me of him…Everything will be okay. Be strong, Patrick and family.

  • marisa

    stay strong, we love you patrick! god bless<3

  • Gasol_fan16

    The pictures make me want to cry too! :(
    He is so brave and so strong!
    Cyber hug’s to Patrick!

  • zzzz

    Hang in there, Patrick, and don’t let the paps and pics get to you. Your fands love you. You are brave and an inspiration, going out, being yourself, and living your life.

  • laurie

    so sad

  • blove

    these pictures should come off out of respect, im happy he is out and getting fresh air but cant someone just make a statement saying they saw him, there is no need to post these pictures…really

  • THINK about it

    You people who post comments about how “bad” Patrick looks, how sad you are, how you want to cry, your dear uncle who just croaked from cancer, blah blah, blah, you are just as bad as the paps taking and posting these pics. Have you thought about how your comments might affect this man or his family?! Geez, why not just wish him well and leave it at that.
    Get well soon, Patrick, you are still hot in my eyes and always will be.

  • Daisy


  • Daisy

    Is BLOVE short for bloviate? Look it up.

  • Beth

    To the one who decided to display these photos:

    Take a couple of minutes and imagine that it’s your dad or brother fighting cancer. Would you display their photos when they’re ill?

  • missp

    If it weren’t for Jared posting these pictures Patrick Swayze wouldn’t be in so many prayers today!

  • Amanda

    Damn paparazzi, leave this poor poor man alone for God’s sake already!!!!! And tabloids too, that also applies to you!!!! This is soo terribly heartbreaking to see such a great man looking so frail and sickly all of the sudden!!! Best wishes to him for a quick road back to recovery, Patrick!!! :)

  • Bunny

    He had to move his wedding band to his middle finger because it probably slips off his ring finger now.

  • Marieme

    He was and will always be the sexy and vibrant man who blazed onto the big screen. So underrated and underappreciated as an actor by TPTB. But we the public loved him to bits – and still do. Bigs hugs and love to Patrick…

  • Bunny

    But you know, if you think about it he looks great considering the circumstances! Hang in there Patrick! *kisses*

  • cosi

    this FKING horrible disease!


    God bless you and your family Patrick. Your fight is a brave and courageous one, and I hope your next journey is just as wonderful as this one is. Thank you for all you have done for this world. Your spirit will live on forever, no matter how long your body stays on this earth. I wish you nothing but love.

  • Matt

    I was so shaken looking at these, then realized I fell straight into Jared’s trap….

    Jared, shame on you for being such a totally inhuman scumbag. Let this poor man die in peace and leave him be. Have some decency instead of hounding him for morbid, salacious photos.

    Seriously, you try to paint yourself as Mr Nice Guy Friend to the Stars, but the truth is you would w-hore your mother out for money. is not about standards or decency….just money at any price. F U!!

  • Tatts

    It’s sites like this that create a market for papprazzi scum.
    These photos should be taken down. Give the man some privacy! Let him live what’s left of his life in peace.

  • Carla

    omg he looks totally different :( Cancer is horrible!!!!!!

  • whoa!

    i love you patrick! i pray one day you’ll be able to dance like you did in dirty dancing again…i hope you win the battle against cancer. i know you can do it! <3

  • Media Matrix Madness

    I had no idea he married his “Dirty Dancing” co-star. They were so fantastic together. What chemistry! A beautiful talented couple on film and in life. They are blessed.

    He was the symbol of fitness. A fine specimen of a human being.

    He’ll always be that symbol on film for me.

  • babygirl

    I was heartbroken seeing these pictures. May God always be with him.

  • Dana

    So very heartbreaking :( I wish he and his family nothing but peace and the strength to get through this tragic illness.

  • Dana

    @Media Matrix Madness:

    That is not his co star in Dirty Dancing. That was Cynthia Rhodes who is now married to Richard Marx.

  • [~☆Fug Face Man!ston☆~]

    heartbreaking for real. i watched road house (a classic) 2 times last week. damn, i cant even look at those photos. ~smh~ i grew up on this dude.. damn.

  • Derek

    Seriously… leave the man alone. Jerks.

  • Lisa too

    Thanks Jared for taking the photos off….. It is the right thing to do you get a thumbs up.

  • cain

    he looks not so good. hope he can get well.

  • Mousse

    @ Jared, *Thank you* for removing the pictures.
    That was the right thing to do.
    You have my respect.

  • rosielee9

    Like many other’s I feel for his family as my dad died of cancer and it is a terrible thing to see someone you love so much change so much and in pain. It is only right that the images are removed this is a personal time for him and his family but I would just like to say my thoughts are with him and he has dealt with it with much dignity and strenght.

    To be honest the images should never have been put up in the first place.

  • Daisy


  • magic_moments

    I’m so glad you removed the images you should never have posted them!
    I love Patrick for such a long time. He is a good man and i’m so sad about his illness. I wish him and his wife all the best!

  • Rhoda G

    My family and I pray for him.

  • BabsAnne

    One in 3 of us die of some form of cancer.It is such an incredibly devastating disease for the person and all of their loved ones.I have enjoyed seeing Patrick Swayze over the years and it is sad to see the physical signs of how far his cancer and the treatment has ravaged his once healthy body.I would like to extend my feelings of awe at the courageous fight he has been battling not because he is a celebrity but because he is a human being and a person.I would also like to extend the same awe at each and every person in the world that is dealing with cancer in their everyday lives.I wish you all healing,peace and love.

  • BabsAnne

    Just reading a few of peoples comments.I agree with those who have said that why should he shouldnt have to be hidden.Why shouldnt he (or anyone)be able to go to the shop for goodness sake in case someones sees him?This is the face of cancer,this how people look when they have been fighting it.
    I agree with people who say that the pictures were taken for monetary profit..But overall we havent been inundated with pictures of him through his illness.The photographer and the immediate people made money but for the rest of us that now see how he is and are sending our love to him and his family thats a positive thing.We arent thinking bad things about him,we are all thinking good things about him.All those vibes will be working.

  • Laurie

    Whoever took those pics of Patrick Swayze should be fired !!!!….hos disgusting is that ??????…..have some human compasion and let the poor man be….don’t you think him and his family are going through enough right now…how totally insensitive, disgusting, thoughtless and all for the sake of a few bucks…come on…find another way to make some money….you disgusting pig !!!!!

  • gaetano

    Patrick,I am 65 and had my kidney removed because of cancer 2 years ago.My friend has the same cancer as you,and has had 3 or 4 operations and is a servivor.We all love you,and GOD loves you,ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD.

  • Lisa

    Patrick is such an awesome man, talented, kind, and extraordinary. He has such charisma! My tears shall always be with this terrific man who has so bravely stood against this disease.

    Thank you very much for removing his photos portraying him ill and frail. He deserves much more respect than us oggling his illness.

  • trinity

    My heart goes out to Patrick and his family. I lost my mum to cancer 4 weeks ago, I will never get over it, My mum was and is my soul mate and I will miss her terribly every day. I cannot believe they have a cure for almost everything yet so many people die from this aweful disease. It truely is tragic in this day and age considering we can fly to the moon. I pray for the day they say “WE have found a cure”. God Bless all affected.

  • dorothypink

    Patrick, you will live on in your movies and in our hearts. Dirty Dancing is one of my favorite movies of all time. Go in peace!

  • dadlosttopancreaticcancer

    All grown up – Are you really? My father had been to the doctor for a FULL check up in August of ’97. He was given a clean bill of health. He ate right, exercised and would only have an occasional drink. He was hardly sick a day in his life. The diagnosis of pancreatic cancer three months later and a prognosis of only 3 to 6 months sent us reeling. He DID everything right, yet he still died 6 months to the day of his diagnosis at the age of 59. Now, I have lost an aunt to the disease, my dad’s cousin and one of his uncles. It is in my family. There is no early detection, and it is a disease that usually takes most of those diagnosed with it. It is by far one of the deadliest cancers. I’ve loved Patrick’s determination. Randy Pausch had that same fighting spirit, but ultimately like Randy, my father and most of the others diagnosed with this dreaded disease, Patrick will lose this battle. It’s heartbreaking for him and his family. I wish them many prayers and hope they can find peace as his journey is nearing the end. God bless him and all others stricken with any form of cancer.

  • tAMMIE

    My Mom died of Pancreatic Cancer a year and a half ago. It is an absolutely horrible thing to watch. I wish they would find a cure and make this type of cancer more of a public awareness than it is. It is in most cases a terminal cancer. In this day and age I believe there is so much more out there that can be done than what we are aware of. Let’s all pray that a “cure” is shared with us all….

  • Sandie

    I love Patrick, he will always be beautiful in my mind’s eye. I don’t look at photos that tasteless greedy people publish. Patrick is the most talented dancer, actor, and music writer I know. Please, whatever you hear or see, just remember how wonderful he is. What a fantastic husband to have! He and Lisa have had in 34 years what most of us never have. God has seriously blessed him, and us. We never know what our future holds….or when we are taken to the next level. I feel so grateful to “know” him through his movies, he has personified what love can be. When I think of sexy and good, I think of Patrick Swayze. If the times comes for him to be called home, it will be God’s choice as most likely he will be in need of a fantastic warrior to fight evil. He surely has shown his inner strenght here on earth. Thank you Patrick. You are so beautiful, that is inside and out. God Bless you and Lisa.

  • arthurlyn

    Oh how i wish to see you act again.My heart is broken seeing you fight this battle.You are in my prayers.Heaven is where you belong.I LOVE YOU.

  • Marina

    I didn’t see these pics and I don’t need to. All I know is, that HE IS AMAZING and always handsome for me. Great actor and dancer! I bet he is an amazing person too…God bless him! I wish him a lot of strengths and health…
    I always loved you and I will forever…
    You are the Best, Patrick!

  • Liz

    let this family do what they have to do in order to prepare themselves. Patrick is a fighter, and I love him so much. I wish him and his wife and rest of family only the best possible. I admire his strength, optomisim and his ability to share his disease with the public. God Bless you Patrick……………….

  • madvan

    God Bless , people keep your negative comments away from this man and his family let him have peace.

  • Julia pazos

    First of all, we should always remember Patrick at his best!
    I have seen all his pictures and have the CD’s and DVD’s and I am watching his episodes The Beast, which are great. He is my favorite actor, I always see him young and good looking.
    I pray a rosary for his health everyday.
    God bless you and yours Patrick

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