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Spartacus: Blood and Sand Star Bows Out

Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield has opted to leave the series due to his continuing bout with cancer. The star first revealed he had cancer shortly after the first season finished airing, and had recently announced that his treatments had been successful. Unfortunately, the actor revealed in a statement today that his cancer has returned.

Whitfield played the lead role in the series, leaving the status of season two in limbo while the producers decide whether to re-cast the role, cancel the series or go in a different creative direction.

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Spartacus Battles Cancer

Lead Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, postponing production of the second season of the popular Starz series.  The disease was apparently caught early, and Whitfield is currently receiving treatment in New Zealand with a good prognosis.

The first season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand is currently airing, telling the story of Spartacus' first months fighting in the arena.  The first season finale airing on April 16th.  The show has been receiving strong ratings and critical reviews, with many people comparing it to the theatrical feature '300' with its stylized fight sequences and digital blood.

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