Though he was recently diagnosed with cancer for the second time, Tommy Chong is determined to remain in high spirits as he fights the debilitating disease.
In a new interview, the 77-year-old actor — who previously battled prostate cancer in 2012 — said his stage-one rectal cancer diagnosis is a "pain in the butt," but he's ready to fight the illness with upcoming bouts of chemotherapy and radiation.
Tommy on Dancing with the Stars in November 2014. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I know that life doesn't end just because the body gets put in the ground. The soul is forever, is eternal. So, I know that, and that's the comforting thing," he said of maintaining a positive outlook throughout his battle.
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In addition to undergoing treatment, the Dancing with the Stars alum said he plans to up his exercise regimen in an effort to combat the disease.
"[Doctors] recommend physical exercise. I'm getting so good at [the] tango, I scare myself!" he told ABC News.
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