Former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin announced on Instagram Tuesday that he spent the previous two days at a UCLA hospital undergoing testing for throat cancer.
Results of Irvin’s biopsy appear to still be pending. Irvin wrote that he noticed a problem when he lost his voice during the Cowboys’ win over the New Orleans Saints last season and the problem persisted for almost two months. He saw doctors who advised the round of testing performed at UCLA.
Irvin also wrote that his father had throat cancer and died at 51. His brother Vaughn died of stomach cancer in 2006 at age 49.
“So saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement,” Irvin wrote. “I AM TERRIFIED!!”
A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Irvin made five Pro Bowls and won three Super Bowls over a 12-year career with the Cowboys. We can only hope for the best at this time and hopefully the tests will come back negative.
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Spent Sun & Mon in LA at UCLA medical Health (Ronald Reagan Hospital) doing health test. I would not usually do this but this I need to share. Growing up in the ghetto of Ft Lauderdale the one thing you have to conquer to get out is FEAR. I did! As a football player the no fear gift served me well as a blessing and an asset on the field but sometimes off the field it’s been a curse and a liability. This past football season after the @dallascowboys beat the @Saints i was so elated and hyped I lost my voice and the problem persisted for almost 2months. After visiting some of the best throat Doctors they thought it to be wise to take a deeper look at the situation. So we schedule and performed a throat biopsy. To give background I share with you that I loss my father at the young age of 51. He had throat cancer. This daemon has chased and vexed me deep in my spirit all my life. So saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement. I AM TERRIFIED!! My Faith tells me whenever you face great fear you go to your greatness power. Mine is God. I am asking all who will. Could you please send up a prayer to help my family and I deal with whatever the results may be? Thanks for your thoughts and prayers in advance🙏🏾🙏🏾I will continue to pray for your fams protection and prosperity as well. May God Bless us all 🙏🏾🙏🏾