Liberace's lover Scott Thorson has been diagnosed with anal cancer, according to a U.S. report.
Editors at tabloid The Globe claim doctors have told Thorson, who was once the late showman's teenage toyboy, the deadly disease has also spread to his lungs.
A source says, "Scott is in a terrible state. This has come as a tremendous shock just as he thought he was turning his life around."
And Thorson, 54, allegedly fears the illness will kill him before he gets a chance to see upcoming TV movie Behind The Candelabra, in which he is portrayed by Matt Damon opposite Michael Douglas as the flamboyant pianist.
The biopic is currently in production in California and the film is scheduled to air on the HBO network next year (13).