Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Cairns revealed the news on Instagram and said that the news is a big shock. He said that he was not facing any concerning symptoms and visited the doctor for a normal checkup. The stage of cancer has not been confirmed yet.
Cairns also said that even though the news is shocking, he is not demoralized and is positive that he will win the battle with this deadly disease.
“As far as weeks go, I thought that Tom Brady retiring was going to be the low point this week… but as it turned out, TB12’s retirement comes a distant second,” Cairns wrote on Instagram.
“I was told yesterday I have bowel cancer…big shock and not what I was expecting after what was supposed to be a routine checkup.
“So, as I prepare for another round of conversations with surgeons and specialists, I keep remembering how lucky I am to be here in the first place…and how blessed I am to have all that I do in my life.
Wasn’t all bad this week either, managed to get in some kids sport and celebrate (son) Noah’s birthday at home.
“Another fight ahead but here’s hoping this one is a swift upper cut and over in the first round.”
Cairns has been dealing with health complications for a while now. Last year, he was diagnosed with aortic dissection in his heart, which left him paralysed. He had a near-death experience but eventually won the battle. Once again, he can be expected to battle the disease with a champion character and hopefully come out victorious.