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Dexter star Michael C. Hall battles cancer

Michael C. Hall
Hall plays a vigilante murder scene analyst

Actor Michael C. Hall, who stars in US TV show Dexter, has announced that he has been battling cancer and is in remission from the disease.

The 38-year-old said he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, which he described as a "treatable and curable condition".

His spokesman said Hall was in complete remission but would continue treatment.

In his award-nominated role, he plays Dexter Morgan, a Miami police analyst who moonlights as a serial killer.

In a statement to People magazine, Hall said: "I feel fortunate to have been diagnosed with an imminently [sic] treatable and curable condition, and I thank my doctors and nurses for their expertise and care".

Hall, who also starred in the long-running US drama Six Feet Under, still plans to attend Sunday's Golden Globes, with his wife Jennifer Carpenter - who plays his sister on the show.

He is nominated for best dramatic actor, while the show is on the shortlist for best drama.

A fifth series of Dexter is due to go into production later in the year.

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