Mr T: ‘My faith in God remains strong after cancer battle’

Mr T, the US actor best known for his role as B.A. Baracus in 80s TV show ‘The A Team’, has opened up about his Christian faith and reliance on God during a long battle with cancer.

The 64-year-old, whose real name is Laurence Tureaud, said his faith was tested after he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma cancer in 1995.

But he is now cancer free following treatment, and says he remains devoted to God after everything he has been through.

Giving hope

In an interview with Fox News last week, Mr T said the message he is trying to tell people is “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”.

The actor is set to appear in celebrity TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars’ shortly and he has pledged to donate all of the money he receives to children’s hospitals.

He added: “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”.


Mr T previously opened up about his faith in an interview with Christian website BeliefNet.

The actor said he was baptised in 1977 and quickly began to treat other people differently because of the Bible’s teaching.

He also revealed that he prays each morning saying: “Father, give me strength today, not strength so I can lift 500 pounds, but give me strength, Lord, so when I speak, my words might motivate, might inspire somebody, Lord, when they see me, let them see you. When they hear me, Lord, let them hear you. In your holy name I pray.”