- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 14, 2010

LOS ANGELES — “Dexter” star Michael C. Hall is undergoing treatment for cancer, and the disease is in remission, a spokesman said.

“I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently treatable and curable condition, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care,” Mr. Hall, 38, said Wednesday in a statement.

The actor, who also starred in HBO’s “Six Feet Under,” was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s immune system. The disease is considered highly treatable with the potential for full recovery.

Craig Bankey, a spokesman for the actor, said the cancer is in complete remission and Mr. Hall’s treatment will continue as planned.

When Mr. Hall was diagnosed and the name of the Los Angeles-area health facility where he’s undergone treatment were not released.

Mr. Hall plans to attend Sunday’s Golden Globe awards and the upcoming Screen Actors Guild ceremony with his wife, actress Jennifer Carpenter, who plays his sister on Showtime’s “Dexter.” Mr. Hall is a nominee at both awards shows for his role as Dexter Morgan, a serial killer working as a blood-spatter expert.

Mr. Bankey said Mr. Hall will return to production on the drama’s fifth season later this year.

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