'Spartacus' actor Andy Whitfield diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield has been diagnosed with treatable Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, according to Starz Entertainment. The actor, who plays the title character, is beginning treatment immediately in New Zealand. “I’m receiving excellent care, and am feeling strong, positive and determined with an army of support behind me,” Whitfield said in a release. Because of the actor’s treatment schedule, shooting on the second season of the Starz Original series will be postponed.


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  • ellie

    Feel better soon, andy!!!!

    Thinking about you!

  • Robin

    sorry to hear that, prayers for him and his family for speedy recover. Love his new show.

  • Michelle

    I love this show!!! Hope everything is better soon!

  • lucas

    Get well Andy, we love your show!!!

  • LEE

    I AM PRAYING FOR YOU .TAKE OF YOURSELF I AM LOOKING FORWARD FOR YOUR RETURN.I LOVE WATCHING THAT SHOW;BUT ENJOY WATCHING YOU OPPS,,,, I ALMOST FORGOT I AM MARRIED {;>) & SO ARE YOU
    GET WELL SOON

  • LEE

    OPPS …THATS TAKE CARE OF YOUR SELF[I WAS LOOKING AT THE SERIES ;REALLY AND DID NOT LOOK OVER WHAT I WROTED….GOD CHANGES THINGS…

  • althea jacobs

    this is my favorite show on tv i love it so much i have all the episodes to watch back over i wish you well andy and may god bless you i’ll say a pray for you till all is well

  • MARIA

    BEST SHOW ON TV PERIOD!

    GET WELL ANDY!

    • Angie

      Ditto

  • Trish

    Get well soon Andy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I can only imagine how scary this must be for all of you (wife, and kids) from what little I know of you, you seem to be an amazing person… and we’re gonna want to keep you around for a while longer. Looking forward to season two! Much love.

  • Lance

    Hope you smack this down Andy. Get well soon man… Spartacus B&S rocks cause of you mate… God bless you!

  • Ernestyne

    Andy I love your show it is the best.I will say a prayer for you everyday till we here the news your ok and back on the show.

  • Antonio Dreadin

    love the show isnt going to work out for you. hope and pray for you day by day for you to get better. your a new idol in my life and i really want you back on your feet and strong as ever! get better

  • Leslie

    OMG Andy we all miss the show…..well mainly YOU!!! But we do hope your feeling better as the days go by, but this whole nonsense of placing another actor is ridiculous! The show will NOT be the same without you!!! Can’t wait for the 2nd season. Many blessings and prayers!!! :) :) We love you Andy!!!!!

  • johanna

    love the show it not going to be same without you my prayer are with you ,get better …lots luv

  • nestor

    Get well soon Andy we are waiting for you in the season II

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