Sir Michael Parkinson has cancer

TV legend Sir Michael Parkinson has revealed he is battling prostate cancer after being diagnosed in May, but insisted he doesn't feel ill and won't let the disease effect him

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Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson has prostate cancer.

The TV icon has revealed he is battling the killer disease but insisted he remains optimistic after being told he should make a full recovery.

He told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "I have prostate cancer - and I must admit it is a bore.

"I am 78. Of course mortality is on the mind. But I'm not afraid. I have been told to expect to make a full recovery. And that is the goal."

The legendary chat show host - who was diagnosed in May - has urged males to do a simple test to see if they should "get checked" for the illness.

He added: "On a Friday night, in the pub, you'll find yourself in a urinal. So try to hit the wall from two feet.

"If you can't, go to the doctor. There may be no pain or discomfort. There may be no symptoms. But get checked immediately."

Michael said while the news was obviously "upsetting", he wasn't scared and had no intention of slowing down.

He insisted; "I don't feel ill. And I will keep working. I have no intention of stopping working ... I had expected it so there wasn't this great moment of fear. But, of course, it was upsetting."

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