Ryan Buell, star of A&E’s hit series “Paranormal State,” has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Buell, 30, was released from treatment Wednesday morning, according to a post on his official Facebook page from the staff at his Paranormal Research Society.
“Things are looking positive after complications with his kidneys started a month ago and temporarily knocked him down,” the post says. “Enjoyed some Wendy’s (but keep that a secret) and reported back to work today.”
Buell, who wrote a memoir, “Paranormal State: My Journey Into the Unknown,” in 2010, has been discussing his battle on his official Facebook fan page.
Buell shared a photo of himself on the page with a headline that reads, “Cancer: Even the Greatest of Heroes Have to Take the Fight Within … Soldier On!” He wrote, “I know there are many of you suffering from illnesses, and not just cancer. I say to all of you: SOLDIER ON!”
He added, “I know the pain that you will feel. And the pain for treatment. I still say SOLDIER ON! Let’s think of one another during those moments, even though we don’t know each other.”
Pancreatic cancer claims the lives of thousands every year, and in recent years Apple CEO Steve Jobs and actor Patrick Swayze lost their battles with the disease.