Michael Flatley diagnosised with rare form of cancer


Legendary Irish dancer Michael Flatly has shared the tragic news of his cancer diagnosis.

His team released a short statement updating fans on his health and revealing he has already undergone surgery.

As their statement read: “Dear friends, we have something personal to share. Michael Flatley has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer.”

Michael Flatley Pic: Brian McEvoy

Continuing: “He has undergone surgery and is in the care of an excellent team of doctors. No further comments will be made at this time.”

Concluding: “We ask only for your prayers and well wishes. Thank you. TeamLord.”

The 64-year-old found international fame during the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, with his Irish dancing production of Riverdance.

Unfortunately this is not Michael’s first experience with cancer. In 2003 he underwent treatment for a malignant melanoma, which he only revealed two years ago.

Michael Flatley with his wife Niamh flatley and his son Michael St James

Telling the Irish Independent: “It was purely by chance that it was noticed.”

“I had never even noticed it…it can be a frightening place to be.”

Our thoughts are with Michael and his family, particularly his wife Niamh and son Michael Jnr., during this challenging time. Here’s wishing him good health and an easy recovery.

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