"Spartacus: Blood and Sand" star requires additional treatment

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Actor Andy Whitfield, the star of Spartacus: Blood and Sand, the hit show on the Starz cable network, has announced that he's pulling out of the show's second season in order to undergo aggressive treatment for relapsed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Whitfield was originally diagnosed in March of 2010 with an unnamed subtype of NHL. In May, on completion of treatment, his doctors told him he was cancer-free.

In a statement, the 36 year old actor said "It's with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved. It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey."

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USA Today

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