I was totally stoked when Adam introduced me to the Spartacus Blood and Sand series – it was everything i like in a TV show 🙂
Then when I found out lead man Andy Whitfield had blood cancer, I was gutted! Not only for him, but for all the fans of the series as they couldn’t just leave it at season 1 – its only just got started!
Anyway, i decided to check out IMDB and i noticed at the bottom of the Spartacus page there were some forum posts, and one stated…
Spartacus star Andy Whitfield, 35, has been given a clean bill of health and is already training for his return to the set of the hit Starz series.
“I’m raring to go,” Whitfield told Deadline.com in a phone interview from New Zealand.
Whitfield was diagnosed with treatable Stage 1 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in early March. “After the initial shock — I was a healthy young man and had no idea that this could happen — it was frustrating that the first season was ending on such a high note and we could’ve been rolling into season 2.”
He began treatment immediately while production was put on hold. About five weeks ago, he was told he was cancer free.
Before production begins on Season 2 of Spartacus later this year, Whitfield told Deadline.com he’s planning to be at next month’s Comic Con in San Diego along with other Spartacus cast members and producers.
Bangin’ news for everyone!
Roll on Spartacus Blood and Sand Season 2!!!!!!!!