Pancreatic cancer can't stop Swayze
Actor Patrick Swayze isn't letting the
little matter of pancreatic cancer interfere with his acting career. The former
star of Dirty Dancing announced Monday that he was taking the lead role in a
new US TV police drama, The Beast, in which he plays a maverick FBI veteran who
mentors a young partner even as he is under investigation by an Internal
"I have searched for quite a long time to find a character that is this multilayered, unpredictable and downright entertaining as well as a project this current and cutting-edged," said Swayze, 55, in a statement.
Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March and has been undergoing treatment at Stanford University Medical Center, near San Francisco, dpa reported.