Great news for Grand Prix commentating legend Murray Walker, who has confirmed that he no longer requires chemotherapy to treat his recent diagnosis.
The 89-year-old had been set to undergo six rounds of the intense treatment after tests revealed that the Englishman was suffering from lymphoma. The diagnosis came in the wake of treatment for a pelvic fracture he suffered for a fall he sustained earlier in the year.
“I went to have my pre-chemotherapy blood check this week and was understandably delighted when they said, ‘Your blood condition has improved so much that it is now nearly normal and you do not need the chemotherapy – well not now, anyway,” an ecstatic Walker told the Daily Mirror newspaper.
“The theory is that I had a substantial internal blood loss when I fell and fractured my pelvis, which, in turn, caused the anaemic condition. My body has apparently been quietly putting things right in the weird and wonderful way these things happen.”
Walker went on to thank his fans around the world who had sent him messages of support, and added that he will continue to monitor his health.
“I’m going to be having regular checks to monitor my condition,” he added. “If it deteriorates I will have to have the chemo, but if it doesn’t I won’t. So although I am not completely out of the woods, I can certainly see the sunlit meadows ahead!
“I’ve been unbelievably lucky all my life. And this is unbelievably good news, too.”
And we couldn’t agree more!