“Hobbit” Actor Ian McKellen: I Have Prostate Cancer

Posted on December 11th, 2012 at 9:28 am

Hobbit star Ian McKellen has just revealed that he's battling prostate cancer.

The Lord of the Rings star tells the Britain's Daily Mirror he's been suffering from prostate cancer for the past six to seven years, recounting when he first learned of the diagnosis: “You do gulp when you hear the news,” the 73-year-old shared. “It’s like when you go for an HIV test, you go ‘Arghhh is this the end of the road?’

"When you have got it, you monitor it, and you have to be careful it doesn't spread. But if it is contained in the prostate, it's no big deal."

He adds, "I am examined regularly and it's just contained, it's not spreading. I've not had any treatment."

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