Spartacus has cancer

Starz’s Spartacus is in essence gladiator porn. There’s so much penis and tits per episode that even Paris Hilton would be embarrassed. Suffice to say, the show isn’t half bad which sucks because the titular character, Andy Whitfield, will not be returning for a second season due to cancer. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma to be exact. :(

“It’s with a deep sense of disappointment that I must step aside from such an exceptional project as Spartacus and all the wonderful people involved,” Whitfield, 36, said in a statement. “It seems that it is time for myself and my family to embark on another extraordinary journey.”

“Our hearts and prayers are with Andy and his family during this difficult time,” said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “Andy is not only an incredible actor whose portrayal of Spartacus made an indelible impression on Starz audiences, he is also an amazing human being whose courage, strength and grace in the face of adversity have inspired all of us.”

Aw, boo. He was the only non-dbag looking guy on the show. Now who are you supposed to root for? All the other characters just seem like dicks that belong on a casting call for The Jersey Shore.

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