LOS ANGELES -- Despite some reports to the contrary, Patrick Swayze's rep wants to assure fans that the actor has not given up in his battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Several publications, including the National Enquirer are reporting that the 56-year-old actor has stopped taking his medicine and is basically waiting to die.

Fans expressed concern after thetabloid reported that the actor made the decision to stop chemotherapy after doctors told him there was little they could do to stop the progress of his cancer.

Swayze's publicists says that's just not true.

According to Annett Wolf, Swayze is still receiving chemotherapy treatments.

Earlier this month, Swayze spent about a week in a local hospital for pneumonia.

The actor had been working on a drama series "The Beast" for A&E, and was scheduled to meet with TV critics and journalists at the TV Critics Assn's winter press tour that day.

Swayze has been undergoing treatment for inoperable stage-four pancreatic cancer.

Chemotherapy can take its toll on the immune system, and illnesses are a part of that.

In the A&E series, which premiered Thursday, Swayze plays an FBI veteran who trains a rookie partner played by Travis Fimmel.

Producers said they found out Swayze had cancer four hours after learning A&E had picked up the series.

They also said filming was completed on all episodes of the first season and hope Swayze could continue in the role for a second season.

In a recent interview with Barbara Walters of ABC, Swayze said that his cancer battle has been "a nightmare."

"You can bet that I'm going through hell," Swayze told Walters.

"And I've only seen the beginning of it."

He told Walters that statistically, he might have two years left to live. He blamed his smoking habit for the cancer.