Farrah Fawcett's Weight Plummets to 86 Pounds

In court, Ryan O'Neal reveals cancer-striken Farrah Fawcett weighs only 86 lbs.

ByABC News
April 9, 2009, 9:46 PM

April 17, 2009 -- Actress Farrah Fawcett's weight has plummetted to 86 pounds, according to her son, Redmond O'Neal.

The 24-year-old revealed the state of his ailing mother's health during a court appearance Friday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Millington transferred two felony drug cases against O'Neal to a court that could send him to a stringent rehab program because O'Neal said Fawcett's cancer battle is motivating him to stay clean.

"I'm just really upset with myself," O'Neal said at one point during the hearing.

Last week, he acknowledged a probation violation to a 2008 drug conviction and was in court Friday for sentencing. O'Neal has two other drug cases, including one filed after his recent arrest.

O'Neal and his father Ryan O'Neal, Fawcett's longtime companion, were arrested in September at the actor's Malibu home when deputies performing a probation sweep say they found methamphetamine at the house. Ryan O'Neal is in an 18-month drug diversion program after pleaded guilty to a felony drug charge.

The revelation that Fawcett's weight is staggeringly low comes little more than a week after she was released from an LA-area hospital where she was recovering from internal bleeding caused by her cancer diagnosis.

Fawcett, the 62-year-old iconic American actress, recently suffered internal bleeding as a result of her cancer diagnosis.

"She's walking and in great spirits and looking forward to celebrating Easter at home," her physician, Dr. Lawrence Piro, told People magazine, which first reported Fawcett's release. "Her home has been stocked with her favorite teas and food, and she's looking forward to enjoying them."

The former "Charlie's Angels" star was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006. Although doctors declared her free of cancer in February 2007, a few months later they learned that the cancer had returned.

Fawcett's alternative approach to her cancer treatment has been surrounded by controversy. After her initial diagnosis, Fawcett received traditional treatments in California.