Murray Walker diagnosed with cancer
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 June 2013
Murray Walker has been diagnosed with cancer but he is "very hopeful" of making a full recovery
Murray Walker has been diagnosed with cancer.
The legendary Formula 1 commentator found out he has a form of lymphatic system cancer after undergoing tests following a fall in which he broke his pelvis last month, but he is "very hopeful" of making a full recovery due to the early diagnosis.
He said: "They've caught it incredibly early. It's treatable, the doctors say my condition is mild and I'm very hopeful."
The 89-year-old star - who is known for his catchphrase "unless I am very mistaken ... and yes, I am very much mistaken" - will undergo a programme of chemotherapy over the next few months, and he is said to be in "good spirits".
BBC F1 editor Mark Wilkin told BBC Sport: "I spoke with Murray this afternoon and it's good to hear he's in good spirits. Our thoughts are with him and we're all really hopeful he can make a full recovery."
Following his diagnosis, Murray has cancelled his plans to attend the British Grand Prix later this month.