Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Farrah Fawcett to air video diary of cancer battle

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Actress Farrah Fawcett is going public with her two-and-a-half year battle with anal cancer, telling the story her way through a video diary to be broadcast on U.S. television next week,

The former "Charlie's Angels" star chronicles her private struggles and her treatments in the United States and Germany in "Farrah's Story", which will be shown on NBC on May 15, the network said on Tuesday.

"I've never understood why people are interested in anything that I do. Until now." Fawcett, 62, said in a statement

"As much as I would have liked to have kept my cancer private, I now realize that I have a certain responsibility to those who are fighting their own fights and may be able to benefit from learning about mine."

Shot with her own home video recorder and narrated by Fawcett, the two-hour special includes appearances by Fawcett's long-time partner, Ryan O'Neal, and her "Charlie's Angels" co-stars, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson.

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