“This is my fourth cancer stoush, so I’m beginning to feel I’ve endured more than my fair share,” he told New Idea.
“I’ve survived battles with bowel, prostate and skin cancer, this time around it’s throat cancer. Fortunately, the prognosis looks good, thanks to early detection. So I’m remaining cautiously optimistic.”
“I felt something wasn’t quite right with my throat, so I saw a specialist in October and tests revealed cancer. I’m just about to start the therapy, which, in my case, now won’t involve surgery.”
The retired newsman was best known for fronting Nine News in Sydney from 1964-2002 and music show Bandstand nationally from 1958 to 1972. He retired from television in 2002 after nearly 50 years in the business before being inducted into the Logie Hall of Fame.
Speedy recovery Brian!