Acting legend Robert De Niro is suffering from prostate cancer - his spokesman has announced.

The RAGING BULL star is now undergoing an undisclosed course of treatment to combat the disease.

Spokesman Stan Rosenfield reassured fans that the cancer was "detected at an early stage" and that doctors "project a full recovery."

The 60-year-old star is one of America's most respected actors and the recipient of two Oscars.

21/10/2003 01:53