Larry Hagman battles cancer but JR goes on

Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer but doctors have told him it’s a highly treatable form of the illness and he will still be able to play JR Ewing in the new TNT show.

Larry made a statement “As J.R., I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery,” Hagman said in a statement. “But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series. I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love. Besides, as we all know, you can’t keep J.R. down!”

TNT and Warner Brothers issued a joint statement: “Everyone at Warner Horizon Television, TNT and the entire Dallas family completely supports Larry Hagman during this time. We look forward to watching Larry once again work his magic by bringing one of television’s most interesting, complex and controversial characters back to the screen in the new Dallas series.”

He is set to begin production on Dallas on Monday (October 17) and will appear in a minimum of four episodes

We wish Larry all the best and can’t wait to see him back as JR Ewing in the new show

 

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