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‘Only Fools And Horses’ Star Patrick Murray Shares Heartbreaking Cancer Diagnosis

Only Fools and Horses star Patrick Murray has shared his heartbreaking cancer diagnosis on social media.
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Only Fools and Horses star Patrick Murray has shared his heartbreaking cancer diagnosis on social media.

The actor, who played Mickey Pearce in the BBC programme, took to Twitter and shared a series of tweets in response to an advert urging people with symptoms to get checked.

He said: “The other day I saw a gov advert advising anyone who has been suffering from bloating, pain or discomfort in the abdominal region and constipation to ask their GP to refer them for an ultrasound exam.

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“It’s quick, totally painless and it can save your life. I now speak from my own experience.”

The 65-year-old continued: “Naturally I wanted to keep my own health problems private, but failing to fully endorse this ad would be selfish. Thanks to my ultra scan I have a fighting chance.

“It showed my organs needed further investigation and tumours were spotted. This led to a pet scan which covers a much larger area.

“To my wonderful surprise these lesions were not cancerous but the scan did find an EARLY stage cancerous tumour in my lung. This has since been removed and I am tweeting now, which would not be the case if I hadn’t.”

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He then added: “A lot of people put these symptoms down to age and the discomfort to simply having a weak stomach. Please don’t ignore it if it persists.

“As for me, and thanks to the NHS, I can now see the same beautiful horizon as you.”

Fans of the star were quick to send their well-wishes to him on Twitter.

“Yeah mate hope you have a good speedy recovery!” one follower commented. “Appreciate your candidness but this type of thing definitely needs to be talked about more! Keep up all the good work!”

Another added: “Feeling for you. Wishing you a healthy recovery.”

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