Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray was diagnosed with cancer for the second time

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Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray is battling cancer for the second time, nearly a year after beating lung cancer.

Patrick, best known for his role as Cockney Chancer Mickey Pearce in the TBEN comedy, confirmed the news on Thursday, revealing that part of his liver was removed after doctors discovered a malignant tumor in 2022.

He told followers, ‘I’m going home today.'” Minus half a liver and a tumor that the great Prof. Heaton removed last week. I kept this under my hat that they had discovered another primary cancer last year.

Sad news: Only Fools And Horses star Patrick Murray battles cancer for the second time, nearly a year after beating lung cancer

‘I’m a two person, that’s for sure. High fives to everyone at Kings College Hospital.’

Coronation Street actor Charlie Lawson responded to the post, writing, “God loves you Pat,” with several others also sending their well wishes.

One user wrote, “Have a speedy recovery my friend,” while another added, “All the best Pat. Glad to hear you’re on the mend.’

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

Patrick wrote,

Patrick wrote, “I’m going home today.” “Minus half a liver and a tumor that the wonderful Professor Heaton removed last week”

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.

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

“Thanks to the brilliant doctors and nurses of our NHS, hopefully I will be there at the convention next year.”

Patrick played the role of “spiv” Mickey in 20 episodes of Only Fools and Horses over its 22-year run, the slang term for his involvement in petty crime and black market trading of goods.

He became best known for his outlandish statements about his success in both business and women, and regularly took advantage of Rodney’s inexperience in the industry by stealing his money and girlfriends.

Banter: (L-R) Sid (Roy Heather), Trigger (Roger Lloyd Pack), Boycie (John Challis), Denzil (Patrick Barber), Marlene (Sue Holderness), and Mickey Pearce (Patrick Murray) in Only Fools and Horses

Banter: (L-R) Sid (Roy Heather), Trigger (Roger Lloyd Pack), Boycie (John Challis), Denzil (Patrick Barber), Marlene (Sue Holderness), and Mickey Pearce (Patrick Murray) in Only Fools and Horses

After the show ended in 2003, he landed several big screen roles including The Firm and Curse Of The Pink Panther, but eventually retired from acting to become a taxi driver in Kent.

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Patrick was eventually forced to retire after battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes breathing difficulties.

He married his wife Anong, 36, in Thailand in 2016, and they got into a Visa dispute in 2017, when his wife and daughter’s application to move to the UK was rejected.

Family: He married his wife Anong, 36, in Pattaya, Thailand, in 2016 and they got into a Visa dispute in 2017, when his wife and daughter's application to move to the UK was rejected

Family: He married his wife Anong, 36, in Pattaya, Thailand, in 2016 and they got into a Visa dispute in 2017, when his wife and daughter’s application to move to the UK was rejected

Speaking on Loose Women at the time, he said: ‘I wanted to get her a visa but it was hard so I had to come back here.

“Being out of the industry for so long, work dried up, so I went back to driving an executive car, a Mercedes, to do it. I only saw my baby on the phone for two years, I was a Skype dad.”

Thankfully, Patrick was later reunited with his family after a battle with the Home Office in 2018.

Peckham's Best: Patrick Murray as Mickey Pearce in Only Fools And Horses, circa 2002

Peckham’s Best: Patrick Murray as Mickey Pearce in Only Fools And Horses, circa 2002