The actor was about to appear on stage at a live industry event when it was announced that he has checked himself into the hospital with pneumonia.
Someone blogging from the Television Critic's Association winter press tour on THR.com said that Patrick Swayze was supposed to take the stage to promote his new A&E series, "The Beast." But the president and general manager of the network, Robert DeBitetto, came out and announced he had checked himself into the hospital with pneumonia. "Chemotherapy can take its toll on the immune system, and illnesses are a part of that," he said. "Patrick wishes me to tell you that he's very sorry he cannot attend, but plans to get back to promoting 'The Beast' soon. He thanks everybody for the outpouring of support. We hope to see him back on his feet soon."
We wish him well.