The much-loved Big Fat Gyspy Wedding star revealed earlier this week that he was battling from prostate cancer, and was in lots of pain.

Paddy was diagnosed with the devastating news by doctors seven months ago.

Undergoing treatment, the 60-year-old bareknuckle fighter battled through a five-and-a-half-hour operation to help kill off the cancer.

Recuperating in Manchester Royal Infirmary after the op, he spoke out to the Scottish Sun from his hospital bed saying: "When I came round on the operating table I thought, "Thank God I’m alive."

Explaining how the operation went, he shared: “The pain is still pretty horrendous but the docs have told me I’m going to be fine.

“That’s amazing in itself and I can never thank them enough.”

Doherty had been suffering from excruciating pain whenever he went for a wee, with things taking a turn for the worst when he starting passing blood. 

It was his wife, Rose Anne that encouraged the Manchester lad to seek medical advice and it sound like he was glad he did.

Paddy Doherty discovered he had prostate cancer seven months ago

CANCER: Paddy Doherty discovered he had prostate cancer seven months ago (Pic: GETTY IMAGES)

Doctors said Paddy Doherty was fine after his long op

GOOD NEWS: Doctors said Paddy Doherty was fine after his long op (Pic: GETTY IMAGES)

Attracting lots of attention when the news broke out from his TV appearances, he received lots of support from fans and has even inspired other men to get checked out.

“As hours went by I got hundreds of messages from other traveller and members of the public saying they are now going to get checked out.

“They said, ‘There’s no prouder man than you Paddy and if you can do it, anyone can’.”

Paddy Doherty won Celebrity Big Brother in 2011

WINNER: Paddy Doherty won Celebrity Big Brother in 2011 (Pic: GETTY IMAGES)

Paddy Doherty’s wife encouraged him to go to the doctors

BEST ADVICE: Paddy Doherty’s wife encouraged him to go to the doctors (Pic: GETTY IMAGES)

Opening up to the publication he said that amongst traveler men diseases like cancer are often a taboo subject and he wasn’t keen to talk about it at first because people like him don’t talk about stuff like that.

Although, he followed it up saying: “But it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

Talking about the difference his story could make, he explained: “If I save one life then speaking about my own embarrassment and pain is a small price to pay.”



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