07/29/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Patrick Swayze: "I'm A Miracle, Dude"

The Dirty Dancing star - who is suffering from pancreatic cancer - looked in great shape as he arrived at LA airport yesterday, flashing a smile and giving the thumbs up.

Patrick has kept a low profile since being diagnosed with the illness earlier this year but on the rare occasions he has been pictured, the Ghost actor, inset, has looked worryingly frail.

But he looked remarkably healthy before jetting off to Chicago to film his new show, Beast.

Patrick was heard saying: "I'm cookin'.

"I'm a miracle dude! I don't know why."

See picture of his LAX arrival