Jeremy Kyle recuperating after testicular cancer treatment
TV host Jeremy Kyle has been battling cancer.
The famous host was stunned when doctors diagnosed a "toxic" testicular tumour shortly before Christmas, but is now on the mend after undergoing chemotherapy and surgery.
A friend of the 47-year-old ITV1 star told The Sun newspaper: "He's now had the all clear - so hopefully he stopped it in its tracks. This has hit him for six. He's relatively young and this was the last thing he expected to happen to him.
"Just by chance he noticed he had a lump and decided to get it checked out. When the doctors told him it was toxic it turned his family's life upside down."
Father-of-four Jeremy is currently on holiday overseas to recuperate from the ordeal and the hardworking 'The Jeremy Kyle Show' host plans to return to his flagship show as soon as possible.
The source added: "Jeremy's a very positive guy and he has followed medical advice so hopefully he's stopped it in its tracks. He's having a good break now and getting a bit of sunshine to lift his spirits. He hopes to be back filming his show soon. He won't let this beat him."
Production on his problem-solving chat show has been halted during his recovery and the star was unable to attend the National TV Awards ceremony last week.
Jeremy's spokesman confirmed the news yesterday: "Jeremy has recently undergone treatment for testicular cancer and is currently resting abroad."