Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray, 66, says recent liver surgery saved his life

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‘I’m eternally grateful’: Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray, 66, says recent liver surgery saved his life… and reveals he’s eager to reprise his role as Mickey Pearce

  • The actor is battling cancer for the second time and underwent surgery last week
  • Patrick added that he hopes he is cured of the disease at his next scan

Patrick Murray has revealed that his recent surgery saved his life as doctors removed half of his liver after discovering a malignant growth.

The 66-year-old Only Fools And Horses actor is fighting cancer for the second time and has said he is ‘eternally grateful’ to his surgeon, Professor Nigel Heaton.

And hoping to be cancer-free at his next scan, the star added that he would “love” to reprise his role as Mickey Pearce in the 1980s comedy for the last time.

Patrick is fighting cancer for the second time, almost a year after beating lung cancer, but shared that he hopes to be rid of the disease soon.

And speaking of his recent surgery to The Sun, he explained: ‘I had the same surgeon as George Best, Professor Nigel Heaton, and he was really happy with the result because the tumor was not in a good place. So I am eternally grateful to him.

“Amazingly, the liver grows back within four weeks – I couldn’t believe it when he told me.”

One for the record?  And hoping to be cancer-free at his next scan, the star added that he would

One for the record? And hoping to be cancer-free at his next scan, the star added that he would “love” to reprise his role as Mickey Pearce in the 1980s comedy one last time (pictured on the show, 2001)

Patrick announced in January 2022 that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer after doctors discovered a malignant tumor.

Five months later, he told fans he was “cured,” writing, “Thanks again for all your lovely messages. As you may know, I was diagnosed with lung cancer last July.

“After surgery in October to remove the tumor, I received chemotherapy to prevent the cancer from coming back.

‘During this chemo, another tumor was discovered in my liver. Fortunately for me, this cancer was separate from the lung cancer and was also treatable.

“I had a procedure called TACE to deal with this. Last Friday I saw my oncologist. She told me that the lung cancer was cured and that the tumor in my liver was shrinking.’

Health Update: He shared the surgery news on Twitter earlier this week while updating fans

Health Update: He shared the surgery news on Twitter earlier this week while updating fans

Cautiously he added: ‘It’s not over yet, but as you can imagine I’m over the moon with this latest news.

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Patrick is best known for his role in Only Fools And Horses, which he said this week he hoped to reprise one last time.

Speaking of a reboot, he told The Sun: ‘I would love it. Getting back together and with all the cast and seeing how all the characters have developed. Mickey will probably have a little Mickey walking around.

The series’ writer, John Sullivan, passes away in 2011, but Patrick is confident a reboot could still work, adding: “If the quality of the script was there, I think the others would be ready too.” would be for.”

Back?  Speaking of a reboot, he told The Sun: 'I would love it.  Getting back together and with all the cast and seeing how all the characters have developed.  Mickey will probably have a little Mickey walking around'

Back? Speaking of a reboot, he told The Sun: ‘I would love it. Getting back together and with all the cast and seeing how all the characters have evolved. Mickey will probably have a little Mickey walking around’

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