It has been reported this evening that my old broadcasting colleague Murray Walker is fighting cancer.
Approaching his 90th birthday, Murray was already dealing with a fractured pelvis from a fall; blood tests during his treatment revealed a form of cancer in the lymphatic system.
Fortunately it has been found early in its development, so there is a degree of optimism about the treatment of it.
“They’ve caught it incredibly early. It’s treatable, the doctors say my condition is mild and I’m very hopeful,” said Murray.
His mother lived to over 100 and the veteran commentator always used to say when we were on the road that you can absteem from smoking and drinking as much as you like (both of which he avoided), but if you don’t have good genes then you’re sunk.
We wish him a speedy recovery.