Now 70 yrs old,  Ryan O’Neal, announces his battle with prostate cancer.  The actor has  had a bit of a media  confusion regarding the prognosis of his illness, with news  saying  the actor was previously diagnosed with stage 4, but O’Neal has officially released a statement regarding his condition.

At stage 2, O’Neal says his cancer is well under control although , “ I was shocked and stunned by the news, I feel fortunate that it was detected early and according to my extraordinary team of doctors the prognosis is positive for a full recovery,  “ — “  I wasn’t prepared for it. I wasn’t ready for it. But you never are.”

Losing his long time partner in life Farrah Fawcett to anal cancer in 2009,  Ryan says it was the memory of Farrah that kept him positive. Farrah was his inspiration as she taught him how to fight the good fight.

Farrah was 62 at the time of her demise. Ryan and Farrah have a son together, Redmon , 27. He also has a son with ex wife Leigh Taylor Young and 2 children from his first  wife Joanna Cook Moore – one of whom was married to John McEnroe for a few years, whom we all know as the lil rebel vixen Tatum O’Neal.

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