Only Fools and Horses star Patrick Murray 'cured' of lung cancer

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Patrick Murray is cured of lung cancer credit:Bang Showbiz
Patrick Murray is cured of lung cancer credit:Bang Showbiz

Patrick Murray has been "cured" of lung cancer.

The 65-year-old actor - who is best known for his role as Mickey Pearce in classic sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses' alongside David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst - was diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2021 and underwent an operation in October to remove the tumour before enduring rounds of chemotherapy to stop the cancer from coming back.

On Sunday (22.05.22), the sitcom legend took to Twitter to alert fans that a tumour in his liver was "shrinking" and thanked all the "brilliant doctors and nurses" at the NHS.

He tweeted: "Thanks to the brilliant doctors and nurses of our NHS ,I will

hopefully I be there ,at next years convention . Last friday l saw my oncologist She told me the lung cancer was cured and that the tumour in my liver was shrinking ."

It's not over yet , but as you can imagine I am over the moon with this latest news. Thanks again for all your lovely messages .

As you may know , I was diagnosed with lung cancer last July . After an op in Oct to remove the tumour I had chemo to help prevent the cancer returning."(sic)

Patrick also revealed that when it comes to celebrating the good news, he has given up drinking so won't be making a trip to the pub but was "really touched" to have received support from his former co-stars, including David Jason.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I don’t drink now so I’m not going down the pub to celebrate — a salad and a sparkling water is more my thing. I’ve had so many messages from my old Only Fools pals, like David Jason, when I revealed me diagnoses. I was really touched by that

Back in January, Patrick - who was initially warned he would not make it past Christmas 2021 - explained that he was

lucky to be alive after medics discovered a tumour on his liver in the previous summer.

He discovered he had cancer after visiting his GP over growing concerns of his bloated stomach which left him feeling pregnant from the extra weight.

He added: “The very next morning, I got the phone call nobody wants to hear when the doctor says, ‘Are you sitting down?’ The first primary

diagnosis was actually a lot worse than what it was. It showed up a lot of red flags that I had a tumour on my liver and three metastatics - which is cancer of the blood. I was told it looks like I wouldn’t make Christmas.”

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