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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C
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Pleasant update - Graham Linehan's cancer has gone
The Father Ted co-writer had revealed earlier this week that he had been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer and would need to undergo chemotherapy.

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CO-CREATOR OF Father Ted Graham Linehan says that his cancer is clear, just two days after declaring that he would need to undergo chemotherapy.

Linehan, who co-wrote the seminal clerical priestcom with regular writing partner Arthur Mathews, revealed earlier this week that he had been undergoing treatment for testicular cancer.

He stated that, following diagnosis, the cancer was gotten rid of “pretty quickly”, but that a course of chemotherapy would be necessary in order to make sure the disease didn’t recur.

He has now updated the situation via his prolific Twitter feed to say that, in fact, the disease has cleared.

“Well holy shit. I just saw my oncologist. Everything’s clear,” he wrote.

No chemo! Can’t believe it! NO CHEMO! Have been organising my life around the idea that the next three months were just gone!

The happy news comes just weeks after Linehan said that plans for a Father Ted musical, Pope Ted, are close to completion.

Good stuff all round.

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