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CONTROVERSY: Suzanne Somers Says Patrick Swayze Would Be Alive Without Chemotherapy

Sep. 18 2009, Published 10:03 a.m. ET

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In a move that is sure to stir great controversy and anger, Suzanne Somers blames Patrick Swayze’s death on chemotherapy.

Swayze bravely battled pancreatic cancer for nearly 20 months before dying Monday. His courage inspired many and his longevity one of the deadliest forms of cancer surprised even the actor at times.

He underwent chemotherapy as well as other treatments.

Click her to read report about Swayze being cremated.

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But Somers told a reporter that the chemo was poison and the star should have used alternative methods.

“They took a beautiful man,” and “put poison in his body,” she told columnist Shinan Govani. “Why couldn’t they have built him up nutritionally and gotten rid of the toxins? I hate to be controversial…but I have to speak out.” She made the comments just hours after Swayze’s death.

Click here to see photos of Patrick’s amazing career. verified with Somers’ management that the former Three’s Company star made those comments. Govani also told that Somers’ quotes were accurate and said he wasn’t interviewing her but it was “party talk.” at a Toronto Film Festival event. He said she did not know he was a journalist and also said she had just lost many friends to cancer and that traditional methods of treating cancer are failing.

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Govani told that Somers said to him: “People won’t listen to me. If only they would listen to me,”

Asked if Suzanne would talk to to explain or expound on her feelings about Swayze’s treatment, a member of her management team said: “Suzanne isn’t going to be doing any interviews presently about her comments on the tragic passing of Patrick Swayze.”

Click here to see Swayze’s death certificate.

Somers has battled breast cancer.



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