Whoopi Goldberg expressed concern and support for her friend Patrick Swayze after hearing of his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, while his publicist said his career is not slowing down.
We want you to feel better -- we'll talk soon, I hope, she said before blowing a kiss, on Thursday's episode of the talk show The View where she is a presenter.
The actors worked together on the 1990 movie Ghost where Goldberg, 52, won a best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal of a psychic who helps Swayze's character solve his murder.
When I won my Academy Award, the only person I really thanked was Patrick, she said before explaining that it was Swayze who persuaded director Jerry Zucker to cast her in the film.
According to Goldberg, Swayze said, I'm not making this movie unless you put Whoopi Goldberg in there.
Swayze, 55, is currently undergoing treatment for the cancer. His doctor said he was optimistic about the prognosis and is responding well to treatment thus far.
Meanwhile, Swayze's publicist told ShowBuzz today.
Patrick recently completed two feature films: 'Jump!' and 'Powder Blue,' which do not have release dates at this time, the actor's publicist said.
In addition, Patrick recently completed filming an A&E pilot 'The Beast,' which is in contention to become one of the new drama series on the network.
A&E released a statement confirming that the pilot could be picked up, however at this time all of our thoughts are solely with Patrick and his family. We are all wishing for a speedy recovery to a truly gifted actor.