Dexter Star Michael C. Hall: I Have Cancer

Golden Globe-nominated star being treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma, says he should be fine

By Josh Grossberg Jan 13, 2010 11:55 PMTags
Michael C. Hall, DexterRandy Tepper/Showtime

Dexter knows how to dispatch the bad guys. Let's hope he has the same success with this.

Michael C. Hall has announced he's been diagnosed with cancer but is already on the mend.

"I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care," says Hall.

The 38-year-old Dexter star is suffering from Hodgkin's lymphoma, but that the disease was caught at an early stage. He's currently receiving treatment at an unidentified Los Angeles-area facility, Hall said, and the cancer is reportedly in complete remission.

And he's definitely not letting it get in the way of a good time.

Hall is expected to join his actress wife, Jennifer Carpenter, at this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, where he's nominated for Best Actor for his titular role in Showtime's serial killer hit, as well as the Jan. 23 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The fifth season of Dexter is set to premiere in September.

(Originally published Jan. 13, 2009, at 2:01 p.m. PT)


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