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07-20-2008, 03:48 PM
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"Slapshot" Star Paul Newman Battling Cancer!

Star of one of the best hockey movies ever made is battling Lung cancer and is not doing to good.

If you have not reached out to Paul Newman with well wishes, now might be a good time to do so.

Film legend Paul Newman is suffering from lung cancer, according to U.S. magazine reports.

Two U.S. publications quote friends of the actor saying the former chain-smoker (looks like those cancer sticks, err....cigarettes got him too!) has been diagnosed with lung cancer at the New York’s Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a few hours drive from his Connecticut home, where he lives his wife Joanne Woodward, a friend of the actor told the National Enquirer: 'We have known he is seriously ill for several weeks but his loved ones are being very protective and saying very little.'

Newman has denied previous cancer reports in March after he missed a fundraising event for his Hole in The Wall Gang children's charity.

The same month, he cancelled an appearance on U.S. talk show The Late Show With David Letterman.

His spokesperson played down his hospitalization, insisting Newman was 'being treated for athlete’s foot and hair loss'.

A cancer patient was quoted in the New York Post newspaper in March that he had seen Newman at the oncologists regularly.

He said: 'He's been there a lot, he's even worked out in the waiting room, doing the squat thrusts. Last time, he was in there he had a long beard. (His wife) Joanne Woodward is there waiting for him and being very sweet with the assistants.'

Newman retired from acting last year, blaming his failing memory.

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