Michael C. Hall On Cancer Battle: ‘I Am Doing Fine’
First Published: January 18, 2010 1:17 AM EST Credit: NBC Photo: Paul Drinkwater
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Michael C. Hall is “doing fine” in his battle against Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the star told reporters backstage at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
The “Dexter” actor took home the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama Series for his title role in the Showtime series, and he said his appearance at the awards show was why he announced his illness earlier this week.
“I had every intention of keeping it quiet, but because award shows were imminent, I had to make a statement,” he said.
And the star, who covered his head with a black cap — which he told reporters was a Japanese cap, said his new trophy wouldn’t go to his ego in light of his struggle.
“I like to think I have a good head on my shoulders,” Michael said. “I have never been less susceptible to [having a big head] given the more down in the trenches stuff I have been considering.”
His wife, “Dexter” co-star Jennifer Carpenter, previously told AccessHollywood.com that Michael is “in complete remission.”
“He wanted to let everybody know and he’s been receiving so much support and good thoughts. That’s been the kick that he needed to just finish it up,” she said.
Good vibes were in the air for “Dexter” on Sunday night — John Lithgow took home a Golden Globe as well, for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series for his role as the show’s maniacal Trinity killer. However, the show lost in the Best Drama field to “Mad Men.”
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