Okay, so I’m in love with Patrick Swayze, and I have been since I was about 13 years old. So when I heard the news on Wednesday that he is suffering from pancreatic cancer, and only had a couple of weeks to live, I cried…a little. When I got home that night, I googled him and found this article, so I was a little relieved, but still sad, because I know that pancreatic cancer is probably the deadliest of cancers, that and melanoma.
I’m not exactly sure why it is, but when somebody that I have never met before, but has been in my home (via VHS & DVD) thousands of times, suffers, it effects me. Even though I don’t know him, I feel like I know Johnny Castle VERY well along with Darry Curtis (The Outsiders), Orry Main (North & South) and Sam Wheat (Ghost).
It’s also funny how I automatically reacted when I heard. I first called Aaron, then my mom to see if she had seen anything about it on the news and then my dear college roommate who I believe might love him as much as I do. (but then again, that might not be possible.) Just to be able to talk to people about it.
I think about him and the work that he has done. Some people might call him a “triple threat.” Actor, Singer, Dancer. I for sure know that he is an incredible dancer and not a bad singer (“She’s like the wind”). As far as an actor goes, I don’t think he is the greatest, but for some reason, there is something about him that pulls you in and makes you love him even though it isn’t his strong point.
I am so sad for Patrick and his wife of over 30 years, Lisa. I think it is amazing that he is still working, but at the same time it doesn’t surprise me.