Cricketing legend and Wide World of Sports commentator Ian Chappell has revealed he is battling skin cancer.
Chappell, 75, has undergone five weeks of intense radiation therapy and his latest scans have come back clear.
Specialists determined wanted to be aggressive in their treatment, with Chappell in hospital for radio therapy five days a week for the five-week period.
“I’ve had multiple skin cancers cut off, burnt off and every other way you can get rid of them,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“When you hit 70 you feel (vulnerable) anyhow, but I guess I’ve got so used to bloody skin cancers over the years, and the fact that none of them have been melanomas, probably provides a bit of comfort. It may be naivety on my part.
“You get to 70 and you start to think, ‘Christ, it’s getting near the end now.’”
Despite the intense therapy he has undertaken, Chappell said he is feeling good and ready to get back in the commentary box.
“With the Ashes coming up now, I’ll speak to Nine and just say, ‘look, I’m ready to go if you need me.’”
Chappell has a lifetime broadcasting contract with Nine.