'Dexter' Star Michael C. Hall in Treatment for Cancer
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Michael C. Hall, best known for his starring roles on cable hits Six Feet Under and Dexter, is in treatment for cancer, and the disease is currently in remission.
"I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care," says the actor, 38, in a statement released today.
Hall has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer that affects the body's immune system. The disease is considered highly treatable with the potential for full recovery.
Hall's spokesperson said the disease is in complete remission and Hall's treatment will continue as planned.
This announcement does not alter Hall's plans to attend Sunday's Golden Globes and the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards with wife and co-star Jennifer Carpenter. For both award shows, Hall is up for Best Actor in a Drama. Dexter is up for Best Television Drama Series at the Golden Globes and Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the SAG Awards.
Hall's spokesperson also confirmed that Hall will return to production on Dexter's fifth season later this year.