Patrick Murray 'in agony' since cancer return

Patrick Murray 'in agony' since cancer return credit:Bang Showbiz
Patrick Murray 'in agony' since cancer return credit:Bang Showbiz

Patrick Murray has been in "agony" since his cancer returned and spread.

The 66-year-old actor - who is known for starring as Mickey Pearce on 'Only Fools and Horses' alongside Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst - was first diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2021.

However, although he underwent an operation the following October to remove the tumour before enduring rounds of chemotherapy, the cancer has now returned and left him in terrible pain.

He told The Sun: "“It has been absolute agony, murder.

“Every time I put my weight on my legs and hips I’m screaming in my head as I’m trying to walk.

“The loo for me is 10 yards away, and when I get there I feel like I’ve walked half way round the world.

"“I’ve been putting off getting a wheelchair because I thought I wasn’t ready for it yet.

“It’s just not a nice thing to leave behind.

"Morrisons, Asda and Dunelm have provided me with a wheelchair at the door and one of those little buggies.

“It was awesome because it meant I could get around and do my shopping with the missus.

“But I’ve had radiology treatment which is starting to work.

“The pain is getting less, which is fantastic.

“I should be able to walk again soon.”

Although the cancer has returned, Patrick's doctors have told him he has years left to live, thanks to advances in chemotherapy.

He said: "I’ve gone in there thinking, ‘The doctor is going to tell me there’s no chance they can sort this out — it’s spreading, it’s in my blood’.

"But he sat me down and said, ‘We’re going to put you on chemo.

“We should be able to monitor the situation for a few months and years and we’ll keep it under control’.

“I said to him, ‘Did you really say years? I’ll take that’."