British actor Ben Richards has been diagnosed with cancer.
The 39 year old, who appeared in U.K. TV dramas Footballers' Wives and The Bill, received the news from doctors last month (Jan12), and has put off a planned trip to Los Angeles to fight the disease.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he tells fans, "After getting (sic) scariest news... I have to now postpone my LA adventure for at least six months. I was born a fighter and will fight this.
"Time to battle the big C. Prognosis is good gang and should kick this into touch in about six months, well this should be a different journey."
Richards is preparing to undergo radiotherapy treatment.