Former Dallas Cowboys Player Michael Irvin Declared Cancer Free After Medical Tests

By Paula Liu

Michael Irvin, the Pro Football Hall of Famer and former wide receiver of the Dallas Cowboys, just announced on social media on March 31 that he is cancer free.

He said he got his test results back and the doctor informed him that he was 100 percent clean.

“Thank you God for continuing to answer Prayers and Thank you ALL for Praying. I spoke with Dr St John at UCLA Medical and she has informed me that all test have come back 100!% clean,” he wrote. “NO CANCER!!!!!! It is impossible to express my family and my appreciation for the overwhelming out pour of love, support and prayers. I was on my threshing floor dealing with the stronghold of fear. You all covered and encourage me.”

Irvin’s fans showered him with sympathetic messages, saying they were happy him to learn that he was cancer free and healthy. Others replied with their own cancer-battling stories.

“God is good. God bless Michael and I pray nothing but greatness and a Protection for you and your family!!” wrote one fan.

“So glad to hear the good news. Mr. Irvin, God has shown you His love and faithfulness. He loves you Sir and has plans for your life. Continue to read His word and surround yourself with people and a church that will build you up in the faith. Follow Jesus with every fiber of your being Sir. God bless and be with you Sir!!!” said another.

Cancer Scare

The news came after Irvin’s initial cancer scare four days ago, when he posted on his social media that he had undergone a throat biopsy and was awaiting results.

He posted on Instagram on March 27 that he spent his weekend lying in a hospital bed in Los Angeles at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center undergoing a medical test.

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‪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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“This past football season after the [Dallas Cowboys] beat the [Saints] I was so elated and hyped I lost my voice and the problem persisted for almost 2 months. After visiting some of the best throat Doctors they thought it was wise to take a deeper look at the situation,” he wrote in his post. “So we schedule and performed a throat biopsy.”

In the post, he talked about his father’s throat cancer and how he was terrified that he might have the same diagnosis.

“To give background I share with you that I loss [sic] my father at the young age of 51. He had throat cancer,” he wrote. “this daemon has chased and vexed me deep in my spirit all my life.”

He said that the thought of having cancer terrified him—he had been battling this fear for a long time. Irvin grew up in the ghetto of Ft. Lauderdale, and the one thing he had to conquer to get out was fear.

By conquering his fears, he not only was able to join the Dallas Cowboys as a football player, but he was also able to use his lack of fear to his advantage while playing.

Of course, sometimes the fear would return, but he said his faith helps keep it at bay.

“My faith tells me whenever you face great fear you go to your greatness power,” he wrote.

In his difficult time, he asked his fans and followers to pray for him and his family, in order to help them along and to deal with whatever the tests results from the throat biopsy tests may yield. He thanked them in advance, saying he would pray for his fans, too.

“I will continue to pray for your fams protection and prosperity as well,” he wrote.”May God Bless us all.”