Actor Ryan O’Neal has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The “Paper Moon” star, whose longtime girlfriend Farrah Fawcett died of cancer in 2009 at age 62, has revealed he is now battling the disease.
Ryan’s rep released a statement, saying, “Recently I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer. Although I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and, according to my extraordinary team of doctors, the prognosis is positive for a full recovery.
“I am deeply grateful for the support of my friends and family during this time, and I urge everyone to get regular check-ups, as early detection is the best defense against this horrible disease that has afflicted so many.”
O’Neal, 70, previously had leukemia in the late 1990s.
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