LOS ANGELES – Mr. T never gives up. He’s competing on season 24 of “Dancing with the Stars” after beating cancer, and the iconic TV and movie tough guy told Fox News his Christian faith is what keeps him going.
“The A-Team” and “Rocky III” star revealed after March 27’s “DWTS” taping, “I answer only to God. I got so much, got gold…Rolls Royce [but] I didn’t forget God. Every day I pray.”
Mr. T, who said he will donate his entire “DWTS” salary to help the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Shriners Hospital’s for Children, told Fox News the biggest lesson he’s learned from the Bible: “Stay humble and be concerned for the less fortunate… I take food down to the homeless. I don’t call up the press and say, look at me! My mother told me, son, if nobody else know, God knows. I do it for his glory.”
The star was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma cancer in 1995 and is now cancer-free after treatment. He admitted it was a hard time: “My faith was tested like Job. That’s the message I try to tell other people, just because you believe in God, serve God, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, people gotta realize, it don’t mean things not gonna happen to you…I believed in God when cancer come to me. Now when I speak, I speak with authority because I’ve been there.
“Mr. T. been to chemo, Mr. T been to radiation, hair fall out…but he’s back. Now I can give hope when I go to the hospital, see the sick kids with cancer, tell them, don’t quit…I serve God,” he said.