Farrah turns 60 with clean bill of health

Actress Farrah Fawcett got an unbeatable gift for her 60th birthday: a clean bill of health.

The actress, who revealed in October that she was fighting cancer, learned this week that she is cancer free, spokesman Mike Pingel said today.

Dr Gary Gitnick, Fawcett’s lead physician at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the actress “has had a full and complete response to treatment”.

“Her prognosis is excellent,” he said.

The former Charlie’s Angels star said she was “deeply grateful” to her doctors and her family and friends “who have sustained me as I battled this terrible disease”.

“This is an extraordinarily happy day for me and my family,” she said in a statement. “I hope that my news might offer some level of inspiration to others who unfortunately must continue to fight the disease.”

Fawcett planned to celebrate her birthday with family and friends, Pingel said, and expects to return to work “in the next month or two”.

Fawcett did not disclose the type of cancer she was treated for. Her former partner Ryan O’Neal told People Magazine she was being treated for anal cancer.

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