Only Fools And Horses Star Patrick Murray Reveals Cancer Has Returned


Only Fools and Horses actor Patrick Murray has revealed that his cancer has returned.

The actor who is best known for his role as Mickey Pearce in the popular British sitcom Only Fools and Horses, confirmed that his lung cancer had returned via social media.

Murray had previously been diagnosis with lung cancer back in January 2022, where he revealed that he had undergone an operation to remove a cancerous lung, while endorsing an advert to encourage people to get any signs of discomfort checked by a doctor.

“Naturally I wanted to keep my own health problems private, but failing to fully endorse this ad would be selfish”, Murray wrote. “Thanks to my ultrascan I have a fighting chance”. 

He also added, “It showed my organs needed further investigation and tumours were spotted. This led to a pet scan which covers a much larger area. To my wonderful surprise these lesions were not cancerous but the scan did find an EARLY stage cancerous tumour in my lung”.

He also called on people to not “ignore it if the problem persists”.

Murray Confirms Cancer Has “returned”

Taking to Twitter, Murray told his followers that his cancer has since returned, “despite all the wonderful efforts” of the staff Guy’s, Medway Maritime and King’s College Hospitals in the UK.

“Long Tweeeet warning”, Murray began.

“I have been trying to avoid this tweet for a while ,but I owe it to my friends to keep you updated”, he wrote.

“Despite all the wonderful efforts by the medical and nursing teams at Medway ,Guys ,and Kings College hospitals, the lung cancer has returned”. 

Along with starring in Only Fools and Horses from 1983 to 2003, Patrick Murray is also known for roles in films such as Quadrophenia and Scum.

Fellow Only Fools and Horses star John Chalis who played Boycie in the sitcom, passed away from cancer aged 79 back in September in 2021.

Hi family said that he died “peacefully in his sleep, after a long battle with cancer”.