updated 01/17/2010 AT 9:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/17/2010 AT 10:00 PM ET
Michael C. Hall, who has been undergoing treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, made his first public appearance since announcing his battle with the disease at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.
“It’s nice to see colleagues,” he told reporters after winning the award for best actor in a drama for Showtime’s Dexter, “and for me to show [people] I am doing fine.”
The very private actor, 38, only revealed his battle with cancer four days ago, and said he originally wanted to keep his condition a secret.
“I had every intention of keeping it quiet, but because award shows were imminent, I had to make a statement,” Hall said. But, he added, that it was nice to be able to make the statement when his prognosis was good.