Neil Crompton confirms cancer diagnosis
The voice of the Supercars Championship has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The voice of the Supercars Championship Neil Crompton has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
He received the difficult news in mid-April but continued with his commentary duties. He will undergo surgery in coming weeks, but is expected to continue as the lead commentator at the next Supercars round at Winton Motor Raceway.
Supercars CEO Sean Seamer said, “Everyone at Supercars was saddened to hear this terrible news and we’re all thinking of Neil and his family at this difficult moment.
“Neil has become more than just the voice of Supercars, he’s an integral member of the Commission and a friend to many in the paddock.
“He has our total support, and we wish him well over the coming weeks. You’ve got this Crompo.”
Nathan Prendergast the Supercars General Manager of television and content added, “The Supercars family is right behind Neil and we will be there for him in any way we can to help him through this difficult period.
“In recent weeks Neil has shown his professionalism and resilience by continuing to deliver in the broadcast since his diagnosis and will remain an essential part of the coverage for Winton and beyond.
“Neil has many close friends in the paddock and the broader Supercars community who wish him a speedy recovery and we look forward to having him back on our screens ASAP.”
Crompton’s broadcast career began 40 years ago, commentating motocross events for Network 10 before calling Australian Touring Car Championship races and Supercars since 1996.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Source: Auto Action.