It seems that Patrick Swayze is a little upset. When you stop to think about he probably does have a good reason to be mad, but I think he is going about it the wrong way. In a statement he gave to Kneepads Magazine who dutifully recorded it as if it came down from the mountain on stone tablets, Patrick said that he is glad he finished the first season of his new television series. He then of course plugged it because honestly, even in a statement about your health you have to throw that plug in first.
He then basically slammed every single gossip outlet or tabloid that is reporting that he is dying and on his last legs and saying tearful goodbyes to his family. I could see how that would be tough. I mean here you are fighting one of the most aggressive forms of cancer and apparently keeping it at bay right now, yet everytime you go to the internet and look at gossip or open the pages of a tabloid someone says you are dying. I could see how that would make the battle more difficult.
I also know though that when you release a statement trying to pass it off as some news story when it is nothing more than a plug for your new show that you are somewhat of a hypocrite. I feel incredible sympathy for what Patrick and his family are going through. It is tragic, and I don't want anyone to think otherwise. However, when you start using the media for your own benefit, I think its fair to get something in return. I could very well be wrong but I don't recall him giving an interview about his condition. He certainly doesn't have to because it is his business. But, if he goes around doing a bunch of press for his show, I think it is wrong of him to expect the media to allow him that without being allowed to ask questions about his health and his condition. If he did that, then it would end the speculation about him, and he wouldn't need to feel like he is fighting an uphill battle against the disease and the world. It's a win/win.