‘These words are amazing to say’ – Bournemouth and Wales star David Brooks reveals he is cancer-free in emotional social media post


David Brooks has revealed he is now cancer free in an emotional social media post.

The Bournemouth star was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October last year and has been undergoing treatment ever since.

Brooks revealed that it is now clear
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While sharing in January that he was halfway through his treatment for the disease, the Wales international has now delivered the news that everyone has been hoping for.

The 24-year-old has announced that he has completed a successful treatment plan and will now be looking to get back into shape before returning to football.

In a statement, Brooks wrote, “It has been a few months since my last update and during that time I have happily completed my cancer treatment.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the amazing medical staff for their incredible work and support throughout the process.

“Last week I met with my specialist after reviewing my final test results. I am delighted to say the treatment was successful and I can now say I have been given the all clear and have not more cancer.

“These words are amazing to say and I’m so grateful for all of your messages and well wishes, they’ve really helped me through the tough times.

“I am so excited to start the journey to full fitness and to continue my football career.

“The Bournemouth lads have had a great season so far and I can’t wait to be back at The Vitality to cheer on the team as we head into the most important games of the season.

“I am determined to perform to my best over the coming months and look forward to being back and playing in front of you on the pitch in the not so distant future. Thanks again.”


Brooks had played nine times for Bournemouth this season before his campaign was cut short following his diagnosis.

He missed helping Wales to the World Cup play-offs, the final of which will be played against Scotland or Ukraine in Cardiff next month.

Brooks, who joined Bournemouth from Sheffield United for £11.5m in July 2018, has won 21 caps for Wales and scored twice.

Bournemouth tweeted “Fantastic news…. @DRBrooks15 is cancer free” with a heart emoji.

Tweeting in Welsh, the national team’s official account posted: ‘Great news’.

The English Football League also tweeted “Fantastic news”, adding: “Looking forward to seeing you back on the pitch soon, @DRBrooks15!”

Brooks will no doubt be cheering on his Bournemouth team-mates as they take on Nottingham Forest in a mammoth Championship clash at Vitality Stadium on Tuesday night, a contest which will be exclusively live on talkSPORT 2.




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