[an error occurred while processing this directive]London (ANI): Late Hollywood star Patrick Swayze tried to keep the news of his cancer under wraps before his mum, fearing the revelation would complicate her situation before she underwent an eye surgery. The actor revealed this and more about his struggle with cancer in a memoir and audio book, titled The Time of My Life, months before his demise on September 14 this year.
The Daily Express quoted Swayze as saying: "She was having eye surgery the next day and was supposed to try to keep her eyes dry, no crying for a few weeks after the surgery." And he reveals how his mother came to know about his condition.
He says: "Unfortunately, those morally bankrupt souls at the National Enquirer had other ideas... Someone in the medical field tipped them off and a National Enquirer reporter showed up at my mom's house about a week after my diagnosis. She opened the door to have a complete stranger ask, How do you feel about Patrick having pancreatic cancer? And that's how she found out."