Former F1 commentator Murray Walker diagnosed with cancer


Walker’s condition is stable and he is determined to fight the cancer

Former motorsport and F1 commentator Murray Walker has been diagnosed with treatable lymphatic cancer.

The cancer was detected during the treatment of his broken pelvis which had occurred due to a fall during a holiday trip last month.

The chemotherapy is to be conducted on June 29 and Walker is confident of winning over the cancer.

His spokesman Dan Green confirmed the news and told that Walker is determined to beat the disease.

He added: “It is a type of cancer you can have for many years and he is having it treated.

“We are very hopeful he will make a full recovery and he is confident he can beat it. I spoke to him this evening and he was on great form.”

News of Murray’s cancer had many of his fans wishing him a speedy recovery.

BBC Radio 5 Live F1 presenter Maurice Hamilton posted on Twitter: “Thoughts go out to Murray Walker, blood tests during recovery from fall injury showing he has cancer – which is treatable.

“Despite having to face chemo, Murray is more concerned about having to miss Silverstone and Goodwood. Typical!”

Murray concluded his career in commentary at the 2001 United States GP, putting an end to a 60-year career. He was awarded an OBE by the Queen for his remarkable services to motorsport racing and broadcasting.

He is also famously known for his commentator’s curse, frequently praising the driver shortly before his crash.

He is also well known for his down-to-earth nature and catchphrase “Unless I’m very much mistaken”, which was often followed up with “And I am very much mistaken”.

Source: Mirror

Edited by Staff Editor


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