Drugs helped star sur­vive can­cer

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TUESDAY EXTRA -

star Larry Hag­man (pic­tured) has cred­ited marijuana with help­ing him beat throat can­cer. The 80-year-old ac­tor was di­ag­nosed with the dis­ease last year, but re­cently de­clared he was in re­mis­sion. He has opened up about his health bat­tle, call­ing cannabis ‘‘a medicine’’. He tells Ger­many’s Bunte mag­a­zine: ‘‘The can­cer and the chemo­ther­apy re­ally took it out of me. I lost 30 pounds (13.6 kg) and weighed only 171 pounds (77.6kg). Marijuana ac­tu­ally brought my ap­petite back.’’ Dal­las airs on Wed­nes­days (9.30pm, Nine, NBN).

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