Andy Whitfield Has Cancer, Spartacus Halts Production

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Well this is shocking news. The Starz cable network’s original show “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” has been plugging along at a pretty breezy clip, with a second season already renewed even before the first season aired. Now comes news that the show’s star Andy Whitfield has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. As a result, Whitfield will take time off the show to begin treatment immediately, which means production on “Spartacus” will be momentarily halted.

Production on the second season will re-commence shooting in New Zealand once Whitfield has been cleared to return.

Andy Whitfield is Spartacus.

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  • THE MAN

    this is 1 hell of a show.

  • THE MAN

    this is 1 hell of a show.

  • http://nc32203@yahoo.com THE MAN

    this is 1 hell of a show.

  • http://hollywood-spy.blogspot.com/ DEZMOND

    sad news, hope he will come back soon healthier and better than ever.

  • http://hollywood-spy.blogspot.com/ DEZMOND

    sad news, hope he will come back soon healthier and better than ever.

  • http://hollywood-spy.blogspot.com/ DEZMOND

    sad news, hope he will come back soon healthier and better than ever.

  • Susan

    Awful news!!! This show is spectacular and was so excited to see it got picked up for a second season.

    I am keeping Andy in my prayers and good thoughts. He’s young, healthy, strong….he can beat this!!!

  • Susan

    Awful news!!! This show is spectacular and was so excited to see it got picked up for a second season.

    I am keeping Andy in my prayers and good thoughts. He’s young, healthy, strong….he can beat this!!!

  • Susan

    Awful news!!! This show is spectacular and was so excited to see it got picked up for a second season.

    I am keeping Andy in my prayers and good thoughts. He’s young, healthy, strong….he can beat this!!!

  • ManWithSword

    hope he pulls through ok. This show is amazing :)