Remembering Patrick Swayze
Wife Lisa shares intimate moments
- Duration 4:36
- Date Jan 7, 2012
Wife Lisa shares intimate moments
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It's one of the most famous movies of our time and this -- the most famous line of his career.
Nobody can -- That was Patrick Swayze as Johnny castle in dirty dancing.
One of course of his most memorable roles the iconic actor lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in 2009.
And his wife of 34 years Lisa -- joins us now she's the author of the new book worth fighting for good morning Lisa.
Good morning great to see you from pancreatic cancer of course is such cruelty.
The survival rate is so slim how did Patrick respond when he learned that's what he was suffering from.
Well he he know a little bit about the disease I didn't and that first -- he was diagnosed.
Didn't -- is make him frog -- -- -- After all the doctors and nurses had left the room for the day he turned to me is -- -- a dead man.
The fact of the matter is is -- this that statistics are such as small that 80% of those diagnosed with him die within that.
Three to six months after diagnosis.
-- and yet.
Patrick lived longer than that with the disease -- -- -- bravely and of course because he was such a big starting -- had to live in the public I.
That that couldn't have been easy.
No no -- -- and it's it's a testament to his.
Incredible courage and his -- spirited -- -- -- disease.
And the -- more than it is the first to note that we are not statistics and he certainly wasn't -- and he wasn't quite to accept.
He wasn't gonna let cancer dictate his life and I was gonna let it which is some calories and six months after every one body was supposed to be dad.
Because -- and -- TV series for six months is working fourteen to sixteen hour days.
Five days a week in getting chemo on the weekend sending US -- It was kick -- taken names while I was doing it.
Another way that you guys.
Sort of put.
To shame was your marriage you had a 34 year long marriage in Hollywood.
That's a rare what was your secret.
You know -- iron to -- and just recently.
Say and I wish I could take credit for and they said.
You know the -- to the -- to a lot of marriages he does split up and -- you've spent a lot of accuracy -- the path I mean did we.
You know of course it there we loved each other and that was always say it as we had a strong base there.
Bad you know we just we weathered every relationship goes through -- and we just whether -- -- -- and we just didn't give up on each other.
And you know at.
Hey you know what what's here today is could change tomorrow and and it and it and with it well if you hang in there.
Well it's a testament to you as well and your confidence obviously in your feeling of security -- was so -- some.
And you have seen those pictures and dirty dancing with him.
And -- -- insurer also did this I mean -- you -- did you always feel confident or was it hard to be in Hollywood with lots of Hollywood starlets around him.
You know -- we always.
Had worked together we had died that I we trained -- -- acting classes together so we -- used to watching each other it was like this is our job will be like with.
If anything we gave me that you know we've critiquing each other on our -- say it's it's like you know what I really believe that moment -- didn't believe that.
But also I was really lucky that I I had a -- spend that.
Made me feel important always and and because of that I I didn't feel threatened and you know that's.
And and that of course you know might there.
You know my husband was a good looking guy which is which I realized every once every five years I -- government and I was surprised to see we.
-- Because it you know when you -- -- somebody on a day to day basis that's not what you're seeing is you're seeing them as a human being and what they're saying -- you read.
Yeah it does and it's surprising to all of my husband is actually good looking my life well I think I'm sorry that's a that's -- -- streets.
Police it's great to talk to you you seem so strong you seem to be doing wonderfully the book is very special worth fighting for.
Love loss and moving forward thanks so much for sharing your personal story with us this morning.
Thank you thank you for happening play.