Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he has received the all-clear after cancer diagnosis 5 years ago

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan reveals he has received the all-clear after cancer diagnosis

Great news.

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan has revealed that he has received the all-clear after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.

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Linehan went public with his health issues earlier in the week, when he took to social media to share the news of his diagnosis.

"I got a bit of bad news recently," he revealed on Twitter.

"A little touch of the old cancer. Luckily, ball cancer is one of the best ones to have (sorry, ladies!) and they got rid of it all pretty quickly, along with a ball."

Following news that he would have to undergo radiation therapy, Linehan met with his oncologist on Thursday morning to discuss his options.

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He took to Twitter again on Thursday afternoon to share the news that he no longer has to undergo chemotherapy.

"Well, holy shit. I just saw my oncologist," Linehan wrote.

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

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A plethora of Twitter users and Father Ted fans have replied to the good news, commending him for his honesty, bravery and attempts at de-stigmatising what can be known as a sore subject.

Linehan is currently busy writing Pope Ted, the Father Ted musical, which aims to take the place of the real finale of the hugely successful TV series.

Linehan's fellow writer Arthur Matthews and Neil Hannon of the Divine Comedy, who wrote both the show's theme tune and 'My Lovely Horse', are attached to the project.

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