London: Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 80-year-old actor, who revealed the news in a statement on October 14, has assured fans his cancer is highly treatable and hopes it won`t force him to pull out of the upcoming `Dallas` TV remake, Daily Express reported.
"As J R, I could get away with anything - bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer. I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series."
"I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love. Besides, as we all know, you can`t keep J R down!"
A spokesman for Warner Horizon, the production company behind the new Dallas, adds, "Everyone at Warner Horizon Television and the entire Dallas family completely supports Larry Hagman during this time.
"We look forward to watching Larry once again work his magic by bringing one of television`s most interesting, complex and controversial characters back to the screen in the new Dallas series," the spokesperson said.