Swayze Checks Into Hospital With Pneumonia

Cancer-stricken star misses appearance to promote new show
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2009 4:30 PM CST
In this Nov. 17, 2007 file photo, Patrick Swayze attends a party at the grand opening of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, file)
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(Newser) – Patrick Swayze checked himself into the hospital after coming down with pneumonia, People reports. Swayze, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, was forced to cancel an appearance to speak about his new show The Beast at a TV Critics Association panel in LA. “We wish him the very best with his recovery,” the president of A&E, which will air the show, said at the event.