New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, July 24, 1985, Page 7

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung July 24, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Reports denied Movie star Hudson said being treated for liver cancer PARIS (AP) — The American Hospital today denied that movie idol Rock Hudson is being treated for inoperable liver cancer, and said tests have not yet revealed what ailment is responsible for the star’s collapse and hospitalization. “As far as we know that report (of liver cancer) is false, and it certainly wasn’t given by the doctors at the American Hospital in Paris,” said hospital spokesman Bruce Redor. Redor was replying to a question from the CBS Morning News. Hudson’s publicity agent has said the actor is suffering from liver cancer and being treated by specialists from a Paris institute that specializes in medical research and has conducted a search for the cause of AIDS. The agent, Dale Olson, said in Los Angeles on Tuesday that the actor had collapsed at the Paris Ritz Hotel on Sunday night. “He’s been in and out of a coma. He’s a very, very sick man,” Olson said. "My official statement is that Rock Hudson is in the American Hospital in Paris, where his doctors have diagnosed that he has cancer of the liver and that it is not operable,” Olson said. Hospital spokeswoman Joyce Gray told The Associated Press: “Mr. Hudson was hospitalized July 21st, Sunday, for fatigue and general malaise. He is currently undergoing a series of examinations. As of this moment the results of these examinations have been inconclusive.” Redor said late Tuesday that the 59-year-old Hudson was under observation and was in ‘My official statement is that Rock Hudson is in the American Hospital in Paris, where his doctors have diagnosed that he has cancer of the liver and that it is not operable.’ Publicity Agent _Dale    Olson satisfactory condition. Hudson had gone to Paris to see doctors at the Pasteur Institute, said his Beverly Hills physician, Dr. Rexford Kennamer. Olson said: “I believe people from the Institut Pasteur have been treating him. He has not been in the Institut Pasteur as a patient.” The institute specializes in research, and has conducted recent work to seek the cause of AIDS, or acquired immune deficiency syndrome. Hudson had made a public appearance last week in Pebble Beach, Calif., to help Doris Day promote her television series on pets. He looked gaunt at the time, but his publicists said only that Hudson had wanted to lose weight. Beginning in 1948, Hudson’s commanding 6-foot-4 size, strong presence and good looks led him to starring roles opposite some of Hollywood’s leading ladies in more than 50 Westerns, war epics, comedies and tear-ierking dramas. He later went on to star in the television series “McMillan and Wife” and “Dynasty.” Olson also said there were indications of cancer in Hudson’s blood. However, he said reports that Hudson is suffering from acquired immune deficiency syndrome were speculative and have not been confirmed or denied by doctors. AIDS destroys the body’s immunity to infection. “The doctor in Paris indicated that at this point he has seen no indication of AIDS,” Olson said. Asked what Hudson’s prognosis was, he said: “I haven’t been given one.” He said he believed doctors wanted to wait until after sessions with specialists today before making a prognosis. He said Hudson was being tested for “everything.” Asked whether that included AIDS, he repeated: “Everything.” AIDS, believed to be caused by an unusual virus discovered in France and the United States in 1984, is most likely to strike homosexuals, abusers of injectable drugs and hemophiliacs. It is apparently spread by sexual contact, contaminated needles and blood transfusions, but not by casual contact. 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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: July 24, 1985

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