Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time
Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray is battling cancer for a second time, almost a year after beating lung cancer.
Patrick – best known for his role as Cockney Chancellor Mickey Pearce in the BBC comedy – confirmed the news on Thursday, revealing that part of his liver was removed after doctors discovered a malignant growth in 2022.
He told followers: “I’m going home today.” “Minus half a liver and a tumor which the wonderful Prof Heaton removed last week. I kept it under my hat that they discovered another primary cancer last year.
Sad news: Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray is battling cancer for a second time, almost a year after beating lung cancer
“I’m a two-person woman, that’s for sure. High five to everyone at Kings College Hospital.”
Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson commented on the post, saying, “God loves you Pat,” while several others also sent their well wishes.
One user wrote: ‘Speedy recovery my friend,’ while another added, ‘All the best Pat. Glad to hear you are on the mend.’
Patrick announced in January 2022 that he was diagnosed with lung cancer after doctors discovered a malignant tumor.
Concern: Patrick confirmed the news on Thursday, revealing that part of his liver was removed after doctors discovered a malignant growth in 2022
Patrick wrote, “I’m going home today.” “Minus half a liver and a tumor that the wonderful Prof. Heaton removed last week.”
Five months later, he told fans he was “healed,” writing, “Thank you again for all your lovely messages. As you may know, I was diagnosed with lung cancer last July.
“Following surgery in October to remove the tumor, I had chemotherapy to keep the cancer from coming back.
“During this chemo another tumor was discovered in my liver. Luckily for me, this cancer was not related to the lung cancer and also treatable.
“I had a procedure called TACE to deal with that. Last Friday I went to see my oncologist. She told me that the lung cancer was cured and that the tumor in my liver was shrinking.
Well wishes: Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson commented on the post, saying, “God loves you Pat,” while several others also sent their well wishes
He added cautiously: “It’s not over but as you can imagine I’m over the moon with this latest news.
“Thanks to the brilliant doctors and nurses of our NHS I hope to be able to attend next year’s Congress.”
Patrick played the role of “Spiv” Mickey, the slang term for his involvement in petty crime and dealing in black market goods, in 20 episodes of Only Fools and Horses during its 22-year run.
He became best known for his outlandish statements about his success in both business and women, and frequently took advantage of Rodney’s inexperience in the industry by stealing his money and girlfriends.
Banter: (LR) Sid (Roy Heather), Trigger (Roger Lloyd Pack), Boycie (John Challis), Denzil (Patrick Barber), Marlene (Sue Holderness) and Mickey Pearce (Patrick Murray) in Only Fools and Horses
After the show ended in 2003, he landed several cinema roles, including The Firm and Curse Of The Pink Panther, but eventually gave up acting to become a cab driver in Kent.
Patrick was eventually forced to retire from work after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that causes breathing difficulties.
He married his wife Anong, 36, in Thailand in 2016 and they became embroiled in a visa dispute in 2017 when his spouse and daughter’s application to move to the UK was rejected.
Family: He married his wife Anong, 36, in Pattaya, Thailand, in 2016 and they became embroiled in a visa dispute in 2017 when his spouse and daughter’s application to move to the UK was rejected
Speaking about Loose Women at the time, he said: “I wanted to get her a visa but it was difficult so I had to come back here.
“After being out of the industry for so long, work dried up, so I started driving an executive car, a Mercedes, again to do it. I only saw my baby on the phone for two years, I was a skype dad.
Thankfully, Patrick later reunited with his family after a battle with the Home Office in 2018.
Peckham’s Best: Patrick Murray as Mickey Pearce in Only Fools And Horses, circa 2002
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