Larry Hagman diagnosed with cancer
Larry Hagman has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 80-year-old actor is famous for playing JR Ewing on Dallas.
In a statement, he said: "As JR I could get away with anything - bribery, blackmail and adultery. But I got caught by cancer."
Hagman declined to specify what kind of cancer he has, but said it is "a very common and treatable form".
The actor plans to continue working on a revamped Dallas for TNT, which is due to begin production.
The new Dallas focuses on the Ewing offspring as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.
The original prime-time soap opera aired from 1978 to 1991.
Hagman underwent a liver transplant in the mid-1990s.
Hagman said: "As we all know, you can't keep JR down!"