The manager of Friends star James Michael Tyler has given fans an update on his cancer battle, saying "he's going to fight this".

On Monday, the 59-year-old actor revealed he was diagnosed with an advanced form of prostate cancer nearly three years ago.

Tyler, who played Central Perk barista Gunther on the hit 90s sitcom, told US show Today the cancer has spread to his bones.

He is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for the cancer, with his manager Toni Benson telling People that he "wants to live".

She said: "He's going to fight this. Lately he's been having amazing days. He's done his second round of chemo and so far he is doing really well. And he's hopeful it will be effective."

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"Though he's wheelchair bound, he's very mobile," she said, before sharing that Tyler has a very positive attitude during his treatment.

"He has the most amazing attitude. I don't think he's going anywhere for a long time."

Benson added that "besides his wife, his main focus is changing people's lives" by raising awareness of prostate cancer.

"It's so important to be checked and he wants to spread the word," she said of Tyler. "He's feeling very positive."

Tyler previously urged men to ask their doctors for a PSA test, which screens for prostate cancer.

He said the condition can be "easily treatable" if caught early, adding: "I don't want people to have to go through what I’ve been through."

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