Michael York Fighting Rare Disease

Michael York in Logan’s Run

Actor Michael York, 71, has announced he is battling a rare blood disease. He was originally diagnosed with bone cancer, before they discovered he actually had amyloidosis, a blood disease that breaks down tissues, leaving swollen growths and lesions on the body.

He underwent a stem-cell transplant at the Mayo Clinic in the US to fight the disease.

York added that he was positive about fighting back from his health issues, saying: “I know this can be deadly, but I never gave up. I am thrilled at this reprieve and want to do as much as I can to make it better.”

York’s notable movie appearances include the Austin Powers movies, Logan’s Run, The Three Musketeers, Cabaret and Romeo and Juliet. More recently, he had a role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]

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5 thoughts on “Michael York Fighting Rare Disease

  1. @David K. M. Klaus

    Don’t say that! Now it’s another entry in The Curse of Babylon 5. (Although even those following The Curse would find it hard to argue that a 71 year old man developing a blood disorder is out of the ordinary.)

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