‘Spartacus’ Star Andy Whitfield Thanks Fans For Cancer Support

Andy Whitfield is the star of Starz’s series Spartacus and earlier this year the star had to postpone filming of the second season when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Whitfield took to the show’s official forum to thank fans for all of their encouragement and support.

“To all of you incredibly generous human beings, who have supported, cared and collectively shared your stories, well-wishes and inspiring words, all of which have had a profound and moving impact on me,” he said. “Your time, energy and compassion have been the lift needed to glide over some of the bumpy terrain of the last few months. Thank you.”

“I am now training again and hungry to reunite with the fantastic cast and crew,” he said. “After this unexpected challenge but truly rewarding chapter, I have emerged feeling stronger, with a greater focus, commitment and passion and even more profound love of my family and friends.”

I am very grateful for the extraordinary journey that was season one and now, after my own personal shake-up, am even more determined and passionately committed to having season two be very special again. Thank you all again for your ongoing support.”

In June, Whitfield completely finished with his treatment and has a clean bill of health and is expected to be back on the set by October. Check out a gallery of him below!