Paul Hogan smokes a cigarette after revealing the state of his health

Frail-looking Paul Hogan, 83, puffs on a cigarette just a day after Crocodile Dundee star revealed the shocking state of his health – and how he desperately wants to spend his final years in Australia

  • The Crocodile Dundee star was seen puffing away on a cigarette in his Venice Beach neighbourhood 
  • The actor has struggled with muscle wastage and dramatic weight loss after being diagnosed with inflammatory disorder retroperitoneal fibrosis 
  • Hogan was prescribed corticosteroids to shrink the growth, but now needs to regain his strength after the health scare dramatically changed his physique
  • Discussing the condition during an interview with A Current Affair, Hogan revealed the benign growth has wrapped around his abdominal aorta
  • The devastating impact on his health has left him pining to leave the $3.5million home he shares with son Chance, 24, and return to Australia 

Paul Hogan has been spotted puffing away on a cigarette just a day after he revealed the shocking state of his health and how he is desperate to spend his final years in Australia.  

The star, 83, spoke about his health woes during an interview with A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw on Monday night. 

He said he has struggled with muscle wastage and dramatic weight loss after being diagnosed with retroperitoneal fibrosis, a rare disorder where inflammation and extensive scar tissue occurs in the abdominal cavity.

The actor revealed a benign growth has wrapped around the abdominal aorta and pressed on his kidney. 

A frail-looking Hogan, famed for his rugged appearances in the popular Crocodile Dundee films, was seen strolling through his neighbourhood of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, on Tuesday.

Paul Hogan has been spotted puffing away on a cigarette just a day after he revealed the shocking state of his health and how he is desperate to spend his final years in Australia 

Dressed in blue jeans, a flannel shirt, a leather jacket and New Balance sneakers, he lit up while crossing a quiet street. 

Moments later, Hogan was seen getting into his black Jeep with his son Chance, 24.

The Hollywood star grew up in Sydney’s Granville but moved to Los Angeles permanently in 2005.

Hogan lives in a $3.5million Venice Beach home with Chance after selling a property nearby for $1.995million in 2015, shortly after his divorce from his ex-wife and Crocodile Dundee co-star, Linda Kozlowski.

A frail-looking Hogan, famed for his rugged appearances in the popular Crocodile Dundee film franchise, strolled through his neighbourhood of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, on Tuesday 

The actor has struggled with muscle wastage and dramatic weight loss after being diagnosed with inflammatory disorder retroperitoneal fibrosis 

The sighting comes after Hogan said he’s desperate to spend his final years in Australia after his debilitating condition ravaged his health and left him too weak to carry out basic tasks on his own.

He admitted to Grimshaw the devastating impact on his health has left him pining to leave Los Angeles and return to the relative tranquility of his home country.

He said: ‘[I’ve] been better. I had a problem on the aorta in the kidney and the treatment fixed it, but it shrunk me.

‘I just… I’ve lost all my body fat and the muscles all shrank and the strength hasn’t come back, because it left me feeble. I get Chance to open jars for me.’

Dressed in blue jeans, a flannel shirt, a leather jacket and New Balance sneakers, he lit up while crossing a quiet street 

Moments later, Hogan was seen getting into his black Jeep with his son Chance, 24

The star, 83, spoke about his health condition during an interview with A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw on Monday night 

He added: ‘Quite a few of my friends on diets hate me for it because I try and eat everything fatty and lardy you can think of. Everything they’re not allowed to have. I can’t put on an ounce.’

The actor was prescribed corticosteroids to shrink his benign growth, but now needs to regain his strength after the health scare dramatically changed his physique.

Hogan said the steroid treatment was worse than the disease.

‘They shrink your muscles and [they’re] supposed to make you fat, but I got thinner and thinner and thinner,’ Hogan revealed.

‘I’m now in the business of trying to put a bit of fat on… because you feel the cold too much when you’ve got no body fat.’

Hogan now has a pacemaker fitted and says he is ‘being held together by string’ while attempting to work his way back to full health.

The Golden Globe winner said he always ‘maintained’ his fitness up until he was 79, and admits he is lucky to have been healthy for so long.

The sighting comes after Hogan said he’s desperate to spend his final years in Australia after a debilitating condition ravaged his health and left him too weak to carry out basic tasks

He admitted to Grimshaw the devastating impact on his health has left him pining to leave Los Angeles and return to the relative tranquility of his home country 

‘I was still fit. I’d still take out most 40 year olds,’ he said. 

‘And then I turned 80 and it’s lovely that saying that “turning 80 is not for sissies” because things start to fall apart.’

While Hogan is desperate to return home as his health declines, he says he can’t leave son Chance alone in California.

‘I’m not in the place I’m meant to be, but I’m not allowed to complain about anything,’ he said.

‘I’ve had such a gifted life. I’ve had so many wonderful things happen to me without deserving them so I shouldn’t complain but, yeah, ideally I’d rather be back in Sydney because I miss the rest of my family there.’

Hogan is best known for playing heart-throb adventurer Mick Dundee in the 1986 romantic adventure Crocodile Dundee, alongside his future wife Linda Kozlowski

The actor was prescribed corticosteroids to shrink his benign growth, but now needs to regain his strength after the health scare dramatically changed his physique 

Hogan says he can’t leave son Chance alone in California

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