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.

3 Responses

  1. Emphasises the need for regular/annual checks by men of all ages. Most times there are no symptoms and cancer can only be detected by blood PSA. About 15% of men with a PSA below 4 will have prostate cancer if a biopsy is done. Men with a PSA level between 4 and 10 (often called the “borderline range”) have about a 1 in 4 chance of having prostate cancer. If the PSA is more than 10, the chance of having prostate cancer is over 50%. I was at 7 for a few years. My old GP said “let’s wait and see|”. New GP ordered a biopsy immediately. 20% cancer. Surgery a.s.a.p. Still alive 15 years later. The finger probe is no test for cancer and is rarely done. Is more of an urban myth. PSA/biopsy is the only accurate test by a good doctor. Biopsy is painless as you’re asleep for 20 mins. All the best Neil.

  2. Sad to hear this news. I hope that Neil has all the support he needs. I worked with him briefly in Tassie, when he was in a rally for a weekend. One of the warmest genuine nicest blokes around.

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