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    Patrick Swayze Bounces Back, Beats Pneumonia

    Patrick Swayze Michael Caulfield/Stand Up To Cancer via Getty Images

    Rebounding from a brief, beastly illness, Patrick Swayze is on the mend and ready to get back to work promoting his new series, The Beast, which debuted this week on A&E.

    Swayze's rep, Annette Wolf, announced the star's improved condition to People Friday night, releasing this statement: "I am happy to announce that Patrick Swayze is home after a brief hospitalization for pneumonia."

    The actor, who is battling pancreatic cancer, checked himself into the hospital last week with a persistent cough later diagnosed as pneumonia.

    Swayze responded well to treatment and remained staunchly positive, telling the magazine earlier this week, "I am alive and plan on continuing to stay that way."

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