Farrah Fawcett

By  April 06, 2009

Farrah Fawcett

Farrah Fawcett, hospitalized for abdominal bleeding after undergoing aggressive cancer treatments in Germany, wants fans to hold on to their hope, according to producer speaking for the actress.

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, producer Craig Nevius told People that Fawcett wants to address the recent reports in “appreciation for her fans, who have offered their constant support throughout her fight.”

“Tonight, Farrah has hope, and she hopes that others will continue to hold onto theirs,” he said early Monday morning.

Fawcett, 62, is expected to be released in a few days, according to Nevius.


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