Farrah Fawcett Has Had A "Terrible" Year, Says Ryan O'Neal
Posted on Wed May 13, 2009 10:11 AM PDT

farrahryan200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - On Friday, NBC will air "Farrah's Story," a two hour documentary that the "Charlie's Angels" actress began filming when she was first diagnosed with cancer in September of 2006.

The doc gives viewers an inside look at Fawcett's struggle over the past three years, and "The Today Show" aired several clips this morning.

Ryan O'Neal sat down with "Today" co-host Meredith Vieira to discuss the documentary. He tells her about Fawcett's battle with cancer, "I think she may have believed that she would survive. That's not how it's going. She's had a terrible time in the last year, a terrible time."

On Fawcett's determination to document her journey, O'Neal added, "There were times that she got terribly ill and began to vomit. She didn't care. She was possessed. She's been on film all her life, since she was 19 or 20, you know. So, I guess, no big deal."

O'Neal also opened up about his troubled son Redmond, telling Viera, "He's in jail so much," but he added that mother and son do share a strong bond, as evident in their recent visit. Ryan was temporarily released from jail to visit his mother at home, and O'Neal says, "He just wanted to see her, to hold her, to apologize. He's so full of shame for his mistakes. She forgave him."

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