A tabloid report claiming Al Pacino has "stomach cancer" is completely false. Gossip Cop can correct the untrue claim. We've learned the 78-year-old actor is in perfectly good health.
Pacino was spotted visiting a gastroenterologist in Beverly Hills last month, and his doctor's appointment was enough for the National Enquirer to determine he's facing a life-threatening illness. A so-called "snitch" tells the magazine, "Al looked sick," while a medical professional who hasn't treated Pacino is quoted as saying, "His long history of smoking and his massive gut make him a prime candidate for diabetes — and that places him at grave risk of cancer."
The doctor, who's seemingly never met Pacino, maintains based on photos alone that the actor "looks terrible and needs to seek proper treatment — which at his age would be life-saving." Another alleged "spy" adds, "Everyone wants to see Al Pacino healthy. When there are pictures of him not looking right, it's reason for concern." Actually, the Enquirer's inaccurate reporting is reason for concern.
Despite the opinions of the tabloid's "sources" and a doctor who's never treated Pacino, the actor's spokesperson tells Gossip Cop on the record that the story is "completely false." The actor's rep adds, "Mr. Pacino does not have stomach cancer and has not sought treatment for stomach cancer." The actor's spokesperson further notes he has a "very busy acting schedule and is currently on location in Puerto Rico" shooting a film.
Pacino's rep also points out that he's signed on for a new TV series "that will shoot throughout most of the rest of the year." That show is the upcoming Amazon series "The Hunt," which revolves around a group of Nazi hunters living in New York City in the '70s. Pacino leads the cast of the show, which is being produced by Get Out director Jordan Peele. As for the Enquirer, the actor's spokesperson says all claims about Pacino being in poor health are "in reckless disregard of the truth."
Unfortunately, this wouldn't be the first time the tabloid has diagnosed the actor with an imaginary ailment. Back in 2016, Gossip Cop called out the publication for falsely claiming Pacino was going blind. The working actor's eyesight is perfectly fine. Meanwhile, the tabloid alleged last year that Faith Hill had "throat cancer." Prior to that, the outlet wrongly asserted that Liam Neeson was battling cancer. Both the singer and the actor are in good health. The magazine won't be obtaining its medical license anytime soon.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.