Stephen Fry has revealed his battle with prostate cancer. Picture: YouTube
Stephen Fry has revealed his battle with prostate cancer. Picture: YouTube

Stephen Fry reveals cancer battle

STEPHEN Fry has revealed he's spent two months secretly battling prostate cancer.

The Sun reports that the TV veteran confirmed he underwent a lifesaving operation in January and is now cancer-free.

 

Fry, 60, tweeted a 12 minute video, with the caption: "For the last 2 months I've been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure.

"I'm sorry I haven't felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on."

In the clip, the QI star revealed he had the surgery in the first week of January and is now on the road to recovery as the cancer "doesn't seem to have spread."

Stephen Fry and husband Elliott Spencer.  Picture:  Supplied
Stephen Fry and husband Elliott Spencer. Picture: Supplied

He said: "[I] had the op first week in January. There it is - it doesn't seem to have spread.

"One option was radiotherapy but it's a long process.

"The other was to get rid of the prostate by sending little robots in through tiny holes in the stomach.

(L-r) Actor Stephen Fry with Natalie Portman, John Hurt and Stephen Rae in V for Vendetta.  Picture:  Supplied
(L-r) Actor Stephen Fry with Natalie Portman, John Hurt and Stephen Rae in V for Vendetta. Picture: Supplied

"They took the prostate out, and eleven lymph nodes. It was an aggressive little bugger.

"If you're wondering why I've been out of the public eye - I'm sure you haven't - I wanted to recover out of the public eye."

Absolute Power cast actors (L-R) Sally Bretton, James Lance, Stephen Fry, Nick Burns, John Bird & Alison Jackman. Picture:  Supplied
Absolute Power cast actors (L-R) Sally Bretton, James Lance, Stephen Fry, Nick Burns, John Bird & Alison Jackman. Picture: Supplied

He added: "Cancer is a word that rings in your head: 'Good heavens Stephen, you're not supposed to have cancer'.

"You don't think it to happen to you - cancer is something happens to other people.

"For the moment I'm fit and well and happy."

This article originally appeared in The Sun



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