Larry Hagman, a.k.a. Dallas' resident bad boy J.R. Ewing, has been diagnosed with cancer.
Despite the news, the actor has been informed that he has a highly treatable form of the disease that won't keep him from starring in TNT's Dallas reboot.
"As J.R. I could get away with anything - bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer," Hagman said in a statement. "I do want everyone to know that it is a very common and treatable form of cancer. I will be receiving treatment while working on the new Dallas series. I could not think of a better place to be than working on a show I love, with people I love. Besides, as we all know, you can't keep J.R. down!"
According to TV Guide
, this wasn't Hagman's first health scare
, as the actor underwent a liver transplant in 1995 due to cirrhosis of the liver. He'll join other Dallas alums
, including Patrick Duffy, Steve Kanaly, Linda Gray, Charlene Tilton and Ken Kercheval in the reboot.