Cancer-stricken actor Patrick Swayze has been living life to the fullest, and even wrapped up filming on a TV show recently, but there are reports this weekend that the actor is losing his battle with the pancreatic cancer.
"Patrick recently got word that the cancer had spread to his liver and that is what his doctors said would begin the countdown to the end," a source told National Enquirer magazine.
"Patrick knew it was coming because he was suffering increased weakness. At times, he was so weak that he could barely walk without feeling faint. Sometimes he feels out of breath and has to sit down."
The Enquirer says sources revealed that Swayze, 56, told Lisa, his wife of 33 years, and his brother Donny that he doesn't have long to live.
"Lisa phoned Donny in Los Angeles and told him he need to come to Chicago, where Patrick has been filming TV show The Beast. She was crying and scared Donny to death," a source said.
"Donny got the impression his brother was already on his deathbed because Lisa was saying Patrick wanted to say goodbye. She couldn't stop crying."
Despite being treated with revolutionary Cyberknife radiotherapy at California's Stamford University Medical Center, it was thought that Swayze was making strides against the disease.
But since he finished filming 'The Beast' in October, where he has been putting in 12-hour days, he has been in decline physically despite trying to sound upbeat in an interview with the New York Times.
He recently told the newspaper: "I'm still fine to work, I haven't changed - oh, I have changed, what am I saying? It's a battle zone I go through. Chemo, no matter how you cut it, is hell on wheels."