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Michael C. Hall of 'Dexter' recovering from cancer

Michael c hall Michael C. Hall, star of Showtime's "Dexter" and, before that, HBO's "Six Feet Under," has been fighting cancer -- Hodgkin's lymphoma, specifically -- and is recovering now that the disease is in remission, he revealed today in a statement.

Hodgkin's lymphoma is one of the most curable types of cancer, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It is most likely to be diagnosed in people in their 20s or 30s, becoming less common in middle age and more common again after 60.

"I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition," said Hall, who is 38. "I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care."

He'll continue with scheduled treatments, he said -- and the Golden Globe nominee will also attend that award show Sunday ...

... with his wife and "Dexter" costar, Jennifer Carpenter. (They got married on the sly at the end of 2008; of course, they play siblings -- by adoption -- on the show.)

And expect to see him at the SAG awards Jan. 23 as well -- he's a double nominee, for outstanding performance by a male actor in a drama series and outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall on May 31. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times.

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Glad to hear you are in remission Michael! You're one of my favorite actors and I hope you remain healthy and able to work for many years to come. God bless you.

It saddens me that you have to go through this illness.
You are a great Actor and I wish you the best!!
I am happy to hear you married Jennifer. You make such a cute couple!!!
Good luck on your awards! You deserve them. You are the best.
Stay Strong,

Congratualations on the marriage first of all! I am sorry to hear about the cancer, but it is encouraging to hear that you are in remission! I will pray for both you and Jennifer during this difficult time. You have also been one of my favorite actors since "Six Feet Under". I hope this won't slow down "Dexter"!

Best wishes to Mr. Hall and Jennifer. He is a brilliant actor, just reaping his richly deserved awards. Stay well and be strong

First, I wish you a great day and good health.

Congratulations on an outstanding series. You..and your wife, have made us "Dexter" fans. You're a superb actor and we sincerely wish you all the best.

May you be blessed.

June and Mark Hecker

Wishing you all the best --mostly great health.
So happy about the recognition at GG and SAG.
Dexter is my favorite character on television and
complete fan of yours for many years.


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