An Andy Whitfield Health Update?

by on July 4, 2011

in Entertainment

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the web for any news what-so-ever on the status of Andy Whitfield‘s battle with his cancer. As most will know, Andy had to bow out of the second season of the most awesome TV series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

[Updated 9-11-11: Please see my very sad update on the death of Andy Whitfield.]

I recently caught what looks like a great update from Nick E. Tarabay‘s Facebook page. Nick Tarabay played Ashur in Blood and Sand & the prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena.

Per his FB post, he said the following:

To all the fans, I just got great email from Andy( Spartacus ) He’s doing great and looking even better ( As you can see ) and before you know it I’m sure you all gonna see him on TV again. That man is a true warrior. everybody repeat after me, SPARTACUS SPARTACUS SPARTACUS….. LOL

That is such wonderful news to hear. I know everyone is pulling for Andy, as are we here at I found this update via the great folks over at Hey, That’s Awesome Bro!.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Danny August 26, 2011 at 12:06 pm

I’m sure Liam will do fine. But, I’m praying that there just MIGHT be a chance for Andy to be re cast in season 4. If there is one. Not sure how long Spartacus lead the 3rd serval war. Hopefully long enough for a 4th season. PLEASE!

PJ August 1, 2011 at 3:21 am

For me Andy was a once in a lifetime character. I have never been prone to silly things like heroes becase I am a bit of a narcosist but andy as Spartacus wow. He nailed it how can the new guy beat a perfect performance?

BZS July 31, 2011 at 5:32 am

IMO, he is the reason the show is a success. Gods of the Arena was a joke. It was horrible without his character. Go back and watch season one, and then compare it. I know you will find the same result, as many others have. This is the reason many fans of the show hate the fact he is not in on this next season. Without him, it will suck! The only saving grace will be Manu Bennet, he will have to the carry it until the return of the master. I’m sorry, but he was menat for this role, and it doesn’t matter how good the new guy is.

Mike July 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Not sure why you would hope that Liam does poorly. He’s the title character. If he fails, the show could fail and there wouldn’t be anything for Andy to come back to. For the record, the new guy looks frikkin awesome and I can’t wait to see him in the new season.

keith July 12, 2011 at 10:22 am

well we can always hope the new guy just dont pull it off as well and they put andy back on next season. he is the only sparitcus in my eyes

Bruce Simmons July 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

Keith, even if he were up to it, sadly the role has already been cast… hate to be the bearer of bad news!

keith July 11, 2011 at 11:21 am

we all want andy back will they let him have his spot back in season 3

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