"Joe Andruzzi has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma," said his agent Joe Linta.
"While this condition is very serious, both Joe and his doctors feel he will quickly be on his way to a full recovery.
"Joe will immediately begin a course of chemotherapy at the Dana Farber Institute in Boston.
"He is being treated by some of the best specialists in the country for his affliction. Joe is confident that he could not be in better hands. He would like to thank all of his fans and friends for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayers."