Michael Irvin Undergoes Biopsy For Throat Cancer Following Health Scare

March 27, 2019
Michael Irvin, Gala, Red Carpet, Blue Suit, Smile, Beverly Hills, 2016

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For two months, Michael Irvin could not speak.

The NFL Hall of Famer lost his voice after cheering on the Dallas Cowboys when they defeated the New Orleans Saints on November 29th.   

Under the advisement of doctors, Irvin scheduled a biopsy to test for throat cancer earlier this week. It’s a disease that runs in the Irvin family, as Michael’s father died of it at the age of 51.  Irvin is currently 53.

‪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 --------‬

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Irvin played 12 seasons with the Cowboys, and was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.