Lizzy Dening

Our hearts are breaking for Stephen Fry

Lizzy Dening
Our hearts are breaking for Stephen Fry

Poor Stephen Fry has just announced he has been battling prostate cancer.


The presenter and writer broke the sad news in a 13-minute video which he posted to Twitter. He captioned the video, which was titled ‘Stephen Fry Announcement’: “For the last two months I’ve been in the throes of a rather unwelcome and unexpected adventure. I’m sorry I haven’t felt able to talk about it till now, but here I am explaining what has been going on.”


In the video he explains how, after getting his flu jab, his doctor noticed high prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels and recommended an MRI scan.


The scan revealed that the 60-year-old had cancerous tissue in his prostate, and doctors offered him the choice of radiotherapy or surgery. He opted for surgery to remove his prostate, which took place in January.


Stephen says it ‘went well’ and he’s since been recovering at home.
We wish him all the best for a fast recovery.