Mr. T is back, fool.

The muscled and heavily accessorized actor who helped lead television's "The A-Team" has lately popped up in TV ads for 1-800-COLLECT, Lipton foods and Nick at Nite.

"This is my comeback," he told Time magazine for its March 19 issue. "I'm here to entertain the people like no one else can. But you have to have a setback in order to have a comeback."

That came six years ago when he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma. Mr. T, whose real name is Lawrence Tureaud, kept news of the disease quiet, but soon decided to strike back.

"I decided to bring cancer out of the closet," says the 48-year-old former Army officer, bodyguard and professional wrestler. Now I wear my cancer like I wear my blackness — I'm proud!"