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Hopper Battling Prostate Cancer

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Oct 30, 2009 | 4:22am EDT

Legendary actor Dennis Hopper has been diagnosed with prostate cancer -- just weeks after he was hospitalized suffering from "severe flu-like symptoms."

The Easy Rider star was admitted to a medical facility in New York at the end of September after complaining of stomach cramps while on promotional duties for his TV show Crash.

Hopper's spokesperson brushed off reports the actor was seriously ill, insisting the star was back on his feet and "feeling much better" the day after he was hospitalized.

However, Hopper's manager Sam Maydew has confirmed that his client is battling prostate cancer, and has cancelled all upcoming travel commitments in order to fully fight the disease.

Maydew says, "We're hoping for the best."

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