Smallscreen documentary for Farrah Fawcett, chronicles her cancer battle
May 6, 2009, 9:40 GMT
The former \'Charlie\'s Angel\' star - whose anal cancer has spread to her liver - has teamed up with US station NBC News for the two-hour programme, which will include personal footage shot by the actress as she wants to help others who are suffering.EPA/JASON SZENES
Farrah Fawcett is to star in a special TV show documenting her battle with cancer.
The former 'Charlie's Angel' star - whose anal cancer has spread to her liver - has teamed up with US station NBC News for the two-hour programme, which will include personal footage shot by the actress as she wants to help others who are suffering.
The 62-year-old actress said: "This film is very personal. At the time, I didn't know if anybody would ever see it. But at some point, the footage took on a life of its own and dictated that it be seen.
"I've never understood why people are interested in anything that I do - until now.
"As much as I would have liked to have kept my cancer private, I now realise that I have a certain responsibility to those who are fighting their own fights and may be able to benefit from learning about mine."
'Farrah's Story' will document the treatment she has received both in the US and Germany and will be narrated by Farrah.
Her 'Charlie's Angels' co-stars Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson will appear in the show along with her long-term partner Ryan O'Neal and close friend Alana Stewart.
Farrah was initially diagnosed with cancer in 2006 - originally thought to be colon cancer.
Although doctors believed it had been successfully treated, the illness returned in May 2007.