NEW YORK (AP) A representative for Patrick Swayze says the cancer-stricken actor plans to write a memoir and his wife, Lisa, will collaborate with him on the book.

Publicist Jayme Phillips says plans for the book are "extremely premature."

Says Phillips: "There's no publisher. There's no dates. There's no anything else."

Swayze, who has battled pancreatic cancer for the last year, spent a week in the hospital earlier this month after contracting pneumonia.

The 56-year-old actor stars in the new A&E drama "The Beast."

A&E is owned by A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of the Hearst Corp., ABC, Inc. and NBC Universal.

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