12/12/2012 08:07 am ET Updated Dec 12, 2012

'Private Practice': Sheldon Tells His Ex-Wife About His Cancer Diagnosis (VIDEO)

In a sad development that was hinted at in the season premiere of this final season of "Private Practice," it was confirmed that Sheldon has prostate cancer. And while he may have gotten the news way back in that premiere, he didn't tell anyone about it.

This week, he finally opened up to Laura, his ex-wife. He told her what the prognosis was, and that he really didn't know what to do. Other than telling her, though, he decided to keep his diagnosis a secret for now. That meant he was choosing to fight alone.

It was encouraging when he found a friend in Miranda, who was struggling with breast cancer. But when she revealed that she was terminal, it really hit home for him. Sheldon stuck by her, though, even going so far as to kiss her and ask her out on a date.

The final season of "Private Practice" continues on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC.

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