Beating Cancer, 'Spartacus' Star Andy Whitfield Eager to Go Back to Work


Andy Whitfield


After winning a battle against non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the actor is ready to resume the production of the drama series in October.

"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" star Andy Whitfield has beaten cancer - and is "raring to go" back to work on the U.S. series. The actor, who plays gladiator slave Spartacus, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma earlier this year, resulting in a delay in production on the second series of the show, which is filmed in New Zealand.

Whitfield has now been given the all-clear after months of treatment - and he has already begun training to get back in shape for the physically demanding role, with plans to enroll in boot camp sessions in July.

He tells Deadline, "I'm raring to go... After the initial shock - I was a healthy young man and had no idea that this could happen - it was frustrating that the first season was ending on such a high note and we could've been rolling into season two. (I've had) time to heal, figure things out and spend time with my family." Whitfield is due to resume filming the drama in October.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. It's Over! Kim Kardashian 'Pulling the Plug' on Her Marriage to Kanye West
  2. Khloe Kardashian Reveals Secret to Her Big and Perky Butt
  3. Britney Spears Freaks Out After Sex Tape Leaks Online
  4. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  5. Report: Generous George Clooney Under FBI Investigation for Money Laundering
  6. Sleepyhead Madonna Leaves Kids Starving at Daughter's Birthday Bash
  7. Report: Kevin Hart's Wife Eniko Pregnant With Their First Child
  8. Is Amber Rose Into a Woman Now? Model Sparks Rumors She's Hooking Up With Teyana Taylor
  9. Cher's 'Serious Family Issue' Forces Her to Drop Out of Lifetime's Flint Water Crisis Movie
  10. Report: Kate Middleton Is Pregnant With Baby No. 3

CELEBS PHOTO