The shocking news of a two-time major champion, John Daly’s cancer, was released by himself during a Golf Channel instructional show on Thursday, but he expressed hope in what could be a long hard battle.
The American, 54, famous in his blunt manner, usually outrageous behavior, and hot pants designs, told he thought was battling with kidney stones when he had undergone surgery.
John Daly opened up that he had been battling kidney stones and back pain from weeks ago, ailments that caused he withdraw from last month’s Charles Schwab Series event in Missouri after two rounds. However, after speaking with doctors, it was determined that the kidney stones had passed and unfortunately bad news has taken its place.
“It doesn’t look like any stones are in there. But unfortunately, you have bladder cancer”, it was the way the doctor reported John Daly’s cancer.
Daly added: “After I did the CT I was fixing to sip on my Diet Coke I got from McDonald’s and he said, ‘Don’t drink anything. We have to get you back in here and get this cancer out of you.’”
Is there any hope in the story of John Daly’s cancer?
But above all, he remains hopeful about his prognosis and potential recovery, and thinks there is a good chance of recurrence.
“[My urologist] said there’s an 85% chance it comes back,” said Daly in the recorded clip from Golf Channel’s show, “So I’ve got to go back and see him in three months. They will probably have to cut it out again. It’s probably going to come back, and then another three months that you don’t know. You just don’t know.
“Luckily for me they caught it early, but bladder cancer is something. I don’t know all the details. But it doesn’t look like it may go away. We will just see what happens. Maybe there is a miracle.”
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“It doesn’t look like it may go away. We will just see what happens. Maybe there’s a miracle.”
Daly’s bad lifestyle is going to be changed
He has faced with weight and alcohol problems during his career. John Daly is going to make some changes to increase the hope of helping his cancer fight.
“I’m cutting way, way back on the Diet Coke and counting minutes before I can have a cigarette. I’m trying to quit smoking,” Daly announced.
“The doctors aren’t saying it’s too late. Unfortunately, it’s a cancer that keeps coming back. But I’m going to listen to them, and I’m going to try and quit smoking. If it comes back, it comes back. Six months to a year, if it doesn’t go away, I’m going to live my life. I’m going to have some fun.”
A short biography of John Daly
- John Daly was born on April 28, 1966, in Carmichael, California.
- He also is known as “Long John,” “The Lion,” and “Wild Thing.”
- Daly wins two major golf championships.
- He is a Republican.
- His famous quote is “ I learned you couldn’t drink Whiskey and play golf.”
- Daly first married Dale Crafton in 1987, however, they divorced 3 years later,
- Two years after his divorce, in summer, John and Bettye Fulford married and shared a dughter.
- Following his wife’s death, he married Sherrie Miller on July 29, 2001.
- In 2005, after a columnist wrote Daly “failed the scoundrel sniff test, Daly accused the Florida Times-Union of libel.