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Mr. T Battling Lymphoma

May 5, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Tough guy Mr. T is fighting his most dangerous foe yet _ a rare form of lymphoma.

The burly star of TV’s ``The A-Team″ and ``Rocky III″ has undergone chemotherapy and radiation.

``If I get depressed, it’s because I let my human side take over. Just as sure as I’m born, I know I’m going go. But they say it’s not how long a man lives. It’s how well he lived,″ he said in an interview for broadcast Tuesday on ``Entertainment Tonight.″

Mr. T said he has no desire to act again, preferring to spend his time speaking at churches or hospitals. He also said he has abandoned the trademark gold chains he used to wear around his neck.

``I don’t wear gold no more. The gold is in my heart. The gold couldn’t save me,″ he said.

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