Andy Whitfield Has Cancer, Spartacus Halts Production

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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  • Tommy Estepp

    my dad has this type of cancer,found out in 2000 and its 2010 and hes doin good butTheir are different types of this cancer and very treatable if caught early enough,,i think andy and his cast are so amazin never had stars till spartacus came on my whole family and friends comes over friday to watch each new episode,,i know without andy and the original cast spartacus would never be the same,,All of us is praying for you andy and thank you and your cast for bringing us the best show of a new decade,,,god bless u all

  • Tommy Estepp

    my dad has this type of cancer,found out in 2000 and its 2010 and hes doin good butTheir are different types of this cancer and very treatable if caught early enough,,i think andy and his cast are so amazin never had stars till spartacus came on my whole family and friends comes over friday to watch each new episode,,i know without andy and the original cast spartacus would never be the same,,All of us is praying for you andy and thank you and your cast for bringing us the best show of a new decade,,,god bless u all