Walking 'miracle' Patrick Swayze

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 July 2008

Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze says he is a "miracle".

Just months after the actor was rumoured to be dying from pancreatic cancer, the 55-year-old appeared tanned and healthy as he walked through a Los Angeles airport at the weekend.

The smiling star said: "I'm cooking. I'm a miracle dude. I don't know why."

Speaking to fans at the airport, he added: "I'm doing really well. I feel really good. I've put on 20 pounds. I should be dead right now. Look at me - I'm a miracle."

Experts claim that Patrick's dance background will be helping him fight the disease, which has just a five per cent survival rate.

Pancreatic cancer specialist Professor John Neoptolemos said: "Patrick has a background in dancing and so has been a very fit man for much of his life. This will have given him a strong position to start from to fight cancer."

Patrick - who was diagnosed with the illness in January - has recently been told by doctors that he is well enough to begin filming new TV show 'The Beast'.

He is reportedly going to great lengths to ensure he stays healthy during filming, having employed a security team and requested all his food be specially delivered from an organic food store.

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