Larry Hagman, who at 80 is returning to television in the reboot of the classic 80s drama Dallas, has been diagnosed with cancer, TV Guide says.
The exact type of cancer Hagman has hasn't been revealed, but doctors said it's highly treatable.
Hagman, a native of Fort Worth, is still expected to report to work on the set of the TNT show Oct. 17 and will appear in at least the first four episodes, though it's likely he'll appear in more.
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"As J.R. I could get away with anything — bribery, blackmail and adultery," Hagman said in a statement, published by TV Guide. "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!"
Hagman, who has had a fair share of medical scares in the past, underwent a well-publicized liver transplant in 1995 after developing cirrhosis of the liver. This is the actor's second battle with cancer.