NEW YORK – Paul Newman was photographed in a wheelchair during a recent outing in New York following reports that the legendary actor has cancer.
The photos, taken on July 7, show a woman pushing Newman in a wheelchair.
Last month, a longtime neighbor and business partner of Newman said that the actor has cancer, a day after FOXNews.com reported that the screen legend was seeing an oncologist for lung cancer.
Writer A.E. Hotchner, who partnered with Newman, 83, to start the Newman's Own salad dressing company in the 1980s, told the Associated Press last month that Newman told him of the disease about 18 months ago. He didn't say what kind of cancer.
But later that day, Hotchner told "Access Hollywood" that the Associated Press misquoted him.
"I saw him last week and he seemed fine," he told "Access Hollywood." "I have no knowledge of any diagnosis or doctors. The AP misquoted me. I have no knowledge of Mr. Newman being treated for any illness."
The screen legend issued a statement to the Associated Press that he is "doing nicely."
Newman has been in and out of New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering hospital for treatment, FOXNews.com reported.
"He’s a fighter," one of his close friends told FOX411. "And he’s going to keep fighting."
Newman won an Oscar in 1986 for his leading role in "The Color of Money." His screen credits also include "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke," "The Verdict" and "Road to Perdition."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.