Jon Walters shares his colonoscopy experience in attempt to raise awareness of bowel cancer 2 years ago

Jon Walters shares his colonoscopy experience in attempt to raise awareness of bowel cancer

"I would like to envisage that taking my advice could help save your life."

Republic of Ireland and Burnely footballer Jonathan Walters has taken to Twitter to share his experience of undergoing a colonoscopy.

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Walters, whose mother died of bowel cancer at 40 years of age, was encouraged to regularly check for any abnormalities, for that reason.

In a detailed Twitter thread, Walters described exactly how he went about getting the procedure.

It obviously didn't affect his sense of humour, as the Twitter thread proves...

He says that the Burnley club doctor explained the procedure to him, but it all went "in one ear and out the other, mainly because all I heard was how he was going to stick a tube, 12000ft up my backside..."

He then described the procedure in great detail, and let's just say he didn't exactly beat around the bush.

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And as difficult as this all sounds, Walters explains why it's an extremely necessary precaution to take.

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He finished the thread with a touching message, urging people to ensure that they are not at risk, saying: "It was 23 years ago that my Mum passed away. With the advances in medicine since then, I would like to envisage that taking my advice could help save your life."

Fair play Jon, we hope to see you back on the football pitch soon enough.

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