"I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure"
Stephen Fry has revealed that he is battling prostate cancer.
The 60-year-old broadcaster revealed the diagnosis in a 12-minute YouTube video, describing it as a “unwelcome and unexpected adventure”.
“For the last 2 months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure”, he said.
“I’m sorry I haven’t felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on.”
The diagnosis came after Fry underwent a full health check where his doctor noticed unusually high antigen levels in his prostate.
A subsequent MRI scan revealed the presence of cancerous tissues in his prostate.
In January, he went under the knife o remove his prostate, along with eleven lymphnodes.
The QI host, who is now recovering at home, said: “Cancer is a word that rings in your head. ‘I’ve got cancer’ I kept saying to myself, good heavens. You’re not supposed to get cancer. I know it’s a cliche but you don’t think it’s going to happen to you, cancer is something that happens to other people.”
In January, Fry stepped down as the host of the BAFTAs, where he was replaced by Joanna Lumley.