Actor Michael C. Hall who portrays a likeable “serial killer-next-door” on ShowTime’s drama Dexter, has been battling cancer in secret for the past few months. The 38-year-old actor had been diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma and had been undergoing treatment for the disease. Treatment for the disease has been successful and the cancer is now in complete remission.
Hall released an official statement, letting fans know that he had been fighting cancer behind the scenes and that he was on the road to a clean bill of health: “I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care.”
Michael C. Hall will be in attendance at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony which airs Sunday January 17, 2010 at 8PM Eastern on NBC, along with his wife, Jennifer Carpenter (who portrays his sister on Dexter). Hall is nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series’ in the Drama category for his role as the titular police blood spatter analyst/family man who is also a serial killer in Dexter. The show itself is also nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Television Drama.
Hall will begin filming Season 5 of Dexter later this year.
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