In January (10), Hall revealed he was in remission from Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and was able to undergo most of his treatment while the show was on hiatus.
And Lithgow, who won a Best Guest Actor award for his serial killer role on the show at Saturday's (21Aug10) Creative Arts Emmys, has heaped praise on the actor, crediting Hall's fighting spirit with inspiring his performance.
After winning his Emmy, Lithgow told reporters, "There were about four days over the course of that season last year (09) that I had to work as hard as Michael does every day. He's had no trouble this season working five days a week, so I'm delighted."
Hall previously thanked fans for supporting him through his battle, stating, "It's a real gift to be able to go back to work."