This past November, while calling the Cowboys vs. Saints contest, former NFL star Michael Irvin lost his voice. Two months later, when he was still feeling the effects, he decided to get his throat checked. He's now undergoing tests to see if he has throat cancer.
Irvin, in a heartfelt Instagram post, shared that he lost his father at the age of 51 to throat cancer. As a result, he says he's "terrified" to hear the results.
Tuesday, Irvin shared a photo of himself in the hospital undergoing tests at UCLA's medical center. He says the idea that he could also have throat cancer has been a "daemon" that has chased him his whole life.
Here's what Irvin had to say on Instagram. It's clear he's very worried about his health.
"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. This past football season after the @dallascowboys beat the @Saints i was so elated and hyped I lost my voice and the problem persisted for almost 2months. 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.
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 🙏🏾🙏🏾"
Hopefully, Irvin gets good news. He should know the results of his biopsy in a few days.