Cowboys Icon Michael Irvin Says He’s Cancer-Free

Mike Fisher
March 31, 2019 - 12:12 pm
Michael Irvin

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FRISCO (105.3 THE FAN) - Michael Irvin spent the week in fear of throat cancer but on Sunday morning the Pro Football Hall of Famer and Dallas Cowboys icon announced via Instagram that he has been cleared.

'Thank you God for continuing to answer Prayers and Thank you ALL for Praying,” he wrote. “I spoke with Dr St. John at UCLA Medical and she has informed me that all test have come back 100!% clean. 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.”

Irvin, 53, said he experienced some throat issues following the Cowboys' victory over the New Orleans Saints in late-November.

"I was so elated and hyped I lost my voice and the problem persisted for almost 2 months," Irvin wrote. "After visiting some of the best throat doctors they thought it to be wise to take a deeper look at the situation."

Irvin underwent a throat biopsy with concern that he might be a victim of the same throat cancer that took his beloved father Walter at the age of 51. 

Irvin also had a brother pass away due to stomach cancer in 2006 at the age of 46.

“You all covered and encouraged me,” Irvin wrote of the prayers he received from Cowboys Nation and beyond. “To God be the Glory."