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Swayze 'Doing Fine'

Patrick Swayze is reportedly "doing fine" after the star checked into the hospital Friday morning. His mother, Patsy Swayze, says the actor "sounds really upbeat and positive." The star, 56, checked into the hospital for treatment of pneumonia and has also been undergoing treatment for inoperable pancreatic cancer.

Swayze's mom tells UsMagazine.com, "We don't talk about illness when I talk to him. He hasn't even been there a week!"

In the Barbara Walter's special "Patrick Swayze: The Truth," Swayze revealed he may only have two years to live. Patrick underwent chemotherapy treatment while filming his new show, "The Beast." Co-star Travis Fimmel tells "Extra" he isn't worried about Swayze, "I don't think it's serious at the moment. His system is very weak when you're doing chemo, so a little thing, you go in the hospital." Fimmel has hope, "He's just an amazingly strong human being." he says. "If anybody's going to get though it, it's him."

"The Beast" premieres Thursday, January 15 on A&E.