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Patrick Swayze’s Widow Lisa Niemi: The Tabloids Robbed Us of Hope as My Husband Fought for His Life

More than a year after Patrick Swayze succumbed to pancreatic cancer, his wife still shudders at the thought of how the media tossed gasoline on her tragedy by fabricating tales of the star’s condition.

Interviewed on The Stupid Cancer Show, Lisa Niemi recalls the heartbreaking 22 months she spent helping Patrick fight for his life after his July 2007 diagnosis.

CAPTION: "Me crying all the time wasn't gonna help," Lisa (above with Patrick) tells us of helping care for her husband. "I always thought, I'm gonna cry later."

"Me crying all the time wasn't gonna help," Lisa (above with Patrick) tells us of helping care for her husband. "I always thought, I'm gonna cry later."

“They were pretty much killing him off every other week,” Lisa, who was married to the Dirty Dancing star for 34 years, tells hosts Matthew Zachary and Lisa Bernhard of the tabloids.

“I was giving him tearful goodbyes, he was lapsing, and they were showing photos of his father and sister’s grave with an arrow pointing to where Patrick wanted to be buried—which was not true.

“This was like every other week. Here they are putting on this national- and international-level kind of Continue reading