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Legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne reveals cancer diagnosis

Legend: Gay Byrne
Legend: Gay Byrne

LEGENDARY Irish broadcaster Gay Byrne has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The iconic RTE presenter told listeners the news on his Lyric FM show this afternoon.

"I shall not be with our listeners on this day next week. Have to go to hospital this week...They think they may have discovered a bit of cancer in the prostate and they think it may have moved up into my back," said 82-year-old Gay.

"I've had the most wonderful, fantastic, robust, good health all my broadcasting life.

It's my turn now ... Many, many people much worse off. Thank you for your good wishes," added Mr Byrne.

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Brian O'Reilly