Irvin, who won three Super Bowls with the Cowboys in the early 90s, while earning 5 Pro Bowl spots before retiring in 1999 due to a spinal injury. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007 before becoming one of the popular broadcasters for ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown and currently an analyst for NFL Network.
Cowboys Legend Michael Irvin Undergoing Tests For Throat Cancer, Releases Statement From Hospital Bed
On Tuesday, Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys legend, Michael Irvin revealed he will be undergoing medical tests to check for throat cancer in Los Angeles at Ronald Reagan Hospital.
Irving opens up about being from an underprivileged area and overcoming fears to seek treatment for your health. The 3-time Super Bowl champion writes on social media,
“Spent Sun & Mon in LA at UCLA medical Health (Ronald Reagan Hospital) doing health test. I would not usually do this but this I need to share. Growing up in the ghetto of Ft Lauderdale the one thing you have to conquer to get out is FEAR. I did! As a football player the no fear gift served me well as a blessing and an asset on the field but sometimes off the field it’s been a curse and a liability.”
The 53-year-old details how he lost his voice recently,
“This past football season after the Dallas Cowboys beat the Saints i was so elated and hyped I lost my voice and the problem persisted for almost 2 months. After visiting some of the best throat Doctors they thought it to be wise to take a deeper look at the situation. So we schedule and performed a throat biopsy.”
Irvin also revealed how his father passed away from throat cancer around his same age. After his father, Irving lost a brother to stomach cancer back in 2006, which was the year before he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
“To give background I share with you that I loss my father at the young age of 51. He had throat cancer. This daemon has chased and vexed me deep in my spirit all my life. So saying I am afraid this time is a big big understatement. I AM TERRIFIED!! My Faith tells me whenever you face great fear you go to your greatness power. Mine is God. I am asking all who will. Could you please send up a prayer to help my family and I deal with whatever the results may be? Thanks for your thoughts and prayers in advance. I will continue to pray for your fams protection and prosperity as well. May God Bless us all.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was informed of Irvin’s possible medical issues while at the owner’s meetings in Arizona, and was visibly shaken by the news, according to reports. Jones released a statement on Irving cancer scare.
“I appreciate you guys telling me. I will try to talk to him immediately. It’s the first I have heard of it. That is very concerning. Very.”