Tuesday 19 November 2019

Chris Evans tells millions of radio listeners he's undergoing tests for prostate cancer

Chris Evans
Chris Evans
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans has revealed he is undergoing tests for prostate cancer.

Evans (48) revealed the news to his millions of listeners on his Chris Evans Breakfast show on Radio 2 this morning.

The father-of-three, who is married to golfer Natasha Shishmanian, said he had been having symptoms since Christmas but looked up the symptoms on the internet before he went to the doctor.

The star referred to The Who drummer Kenney Jones who underwent treatment for prostate cancer.

He said, "Thank you once again to Kenney Jones, of The Who who was diagnosed with prostate cancer a couple of years ago and since recovery has been a fundraiser and supporter of Prostate Cancer UK.

"Prostate cancer, and colon cancer of course, are one of the most survivable forms of cancer there is, if caught early enough. It not, one of the least, it's said.

"It's a fine line between life and death, happiness and tragedy.

"And I've got to say I'm in the middle of a prostate issue right now!

"I couldn't stop. I have not been able to stop since Christmas - peeing - or wanting to go.

"So I've gone to the doctor.

"I've done all the internet stuff that you shouldn't do, I've gone on the internet, scared myself half to death, then gone to see the doctor.

"And we really should do it the other way round.

"However I'm in the middle of the tests."

Lynne Bowles, the Radio 2 traffic presenter commented that he seemed okay about going through tests.

"Well, you've got to be. I've completely changed my tune on this over the last couple of years," Evans replied.

"So there you go. If you are worried about anything just go and sort yourself out - if not for you, for your family."

When asked why he didn't go for tests before, he said he was "scared" of them and added, "I'm a bloke remember".

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