Producer: Fawcett's Cancer Has Spread to Liver; Actress "Doing Fantastic"
Farrah Fawcett's anal cancer has spread to her liver, but she is "doing fantastic," according to a producer speaking for the actress.
The former Charlie's Angels star is currently hospitalized for abdominal bleeding after undergoing aggressive treatments in Germany to address the cancer's spread to her liver, producer Craig Nevius told The Associated Press. Initial reports said Fawcett, 62, was in critical condition, but Nevius said the actress is "not at death's door."
"She's on the mend and will be going home very shortly," Nevius said. "She's doing fantastic. Her fight goes on. ... She's not going anywhere anytime soon."
Fawcett's physician, Lawrence Piro, said the star suffered a hematoma after flying back to the United States following a procedure in Germany. He said recent photos of her in a wheelchair were misleading.
"Actually, it was painful for her to walk, which is why she was in that wheelchair. And that pain, which was coming from the hematoma, had nothing directly to do with the cancer," Piro told People. "She's able to walk. And she remains in good spirits with her usual sense of humor. She's been in great shape her whole life and has an incredible resolve and an incredible resilience."
Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. She was declared "cancer free" in February 2007, but the cancer returned months later, prompting her to seek alternative treatments in Germany.
Speaking on Fawcett's behalf, Nevius said Fawcett wants to address the recent reports in "appreciation for her fans, who have offered their constant support throughout her fight. ... Farrah has hope, and she hopes that others will continue to hold onto theirs."