Patrick Swayze on His Cancer Survival: 'Two Years Seems Likely'

With rumors flying about how much time Patrick Swayze had left after his pancreatic cancer diagnosis, the actor sat down with Barbara Walters to come clean.

The interview will air tonight in the ABC special Patrick Swayze: The Truth, and Swayze begins by noting how long he's lasted so far:

Still, he admits, "I'd say five years is pretty wishful thinking. Two years seems likely if you're going to believe statistics.

"I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd better get a fire under it," says the star, who denies he is on his "death bed." [...]

As for his smoking habit, the actor has "cut back" but says quitting for him is not a "priority."

Hollyscoop brings breaking news that Suzanne Somers approves of Swayze's conduct. "Pancreatic [cancer] is terrible," she said, but noted that Swayze is "one of the lucky ones. Whatever he’s doing, it's right!" Duly noted, Suzanne Somers.

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