- The Everton chairman was diagnosed with liver cancer at the start of August
- He has since undergone surgery and has now left hospital after spending some time in intensive care
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Everton have announced that club chairman Bill Kenwright has left hospital after undergoing surgery for liver cancer six weeks ago.
The Toffees released a statement on Kenwright’s health issues on Thursday evening and provided an update on the 78-year-old’s current health.
“Everton would like to provide a brief update on the health of our chairman Bill Kenwright,” the statement said.
“After being diagnosed in early August, Mr Kenwright underwent major medical surgery six weeks ago to remove a cancerous tumor from his liver.
“The procedure was completely successful, but complications during the operation required a longer stay in the intensive care unit.”
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright underwent surgery for liver cancer in August and has now left hospital
Everton released a statement on Thursday evening providing an update on his condition
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“Mr Kenwright is now no longer in intensive care and has left hospital.” He has returned home to continue his recovery, which is expected to be lengthy but complete.
“Up until the day of the proceedings, the chairman had continued to fulfill all of his club duties, working hard alongside Mr Moshiri to facilitate the proposed takeover by 777 Partners and assisting Kevin Thelwell with the club’s summer transfer activities.”
“Mr Kenwright has always fiercely guarded his private life and is grateful that his privacy has been respected during this difficult time.”
“He hopes it stays that way after this update.”
Kenwright has been on the Goodison Park board since 1989 and was appointed chairman in 2004.
Having held the position for almost two decades, Kenwright and owner Farhad Moshiri have been calling for Kenwright and owner Farhad Moshiri to leave the club over the last twelve months, as the team has struggled on the pitch and narrowly avoided relegation in the last two seasons could prevent.
However, Everton confirmed in June that Kenwright would remain chairman and has now spoken of his active role in completing the takeover.
American investment firm 777 Partners agreed a deal to buy Everton last month, although the deal still requires Premier League approval.
Everton’s 78-year-old chairman is playing a hands-on role in completing the takeover