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Lawro joy after cancer all-clear


Mark Lawrenson

Mark Lawrenson

Mark Lawrenson

Mark Lawrenson has won a secret three-month battle with cancer, the former Ireland international has revealed.

Lawrenson, 61, underwent two operations to remove a cancerous facial blemish and revealed on Twitter that he's got the all-clear.

Former Liverpool centre-half Lawro tweeted: "After three months of outstanding care at both Ormskirk and Whiston Hospitals I got the news that, after two operations and the removal of my facial cancerous blemish, the cancer hasn't spread anywhere.

''Phew! Waiting for the verdict felt like a Sword of Damacles' moment. Thanx all."

Lawrenson worked as co-commentator for the BBC during their World Cup coverage at Russia 2018 and continues to appear on Match of the Day alongside presenter Gary Lineker.

Lawrenson enjoyed a stellar career with Ireland and Liverpool, winning five league titles, three FA Cups, three League Cups and the European Cup in 1984. He had spells as a manager at Oxford and Peterborough before starting a media career.