Stephen Fry announces he is recovering from prostate cancer
Stephen Fry has revealed he is currently recovering from prostate cancer.
The national treasure posted a 13 minute long video this morning, alongside the caption: “For the last two months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure. I’m sorry I haven’t felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on.”
For the last 2 months I've been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure. I'm sorry I haven't felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on: https://t.co/uPorpiwstg
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) February 23, 2018
In the video – titled ‘Stephen Fry Annoucement’ – Stephen explains how doctors discovered slightly high PSA levels after he went to get a flu jab.
Fry’s doctor recommended he get a MRI scan, which later showed up cancerous tissue in the prostate. After discussing the various options with medical professionals, the IQ host decided to have the prostate removed via surgery.
The operation took place in January and the cancer was thankfully removed. Stephen has since been at home recovering.
Explaining his absence from the public eye, Stephen said: “I have been keeping my head down as much as possible, as obviously you want to get better.”
He continued: “My family and my divine, darling husband of course were just marvellous.”
Fry concluded his video by highlighting how this early intervention in fact saved his life, and urged other men to get their PSA levels checked.