Father Ted creator Graham Linehan receives all-clear from testicular cancer after cancelling tour for chemo
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Father Ted creator Graham Linehan receives all-clear from testicular cancer after cancelling tour for chemo

Father Ted co-creator Graham Linehan has received the all-clear from testicular cancer just 24 hours after revealing his diagnosis on Twitter.

The 50-year-old went public with his health struggles on Wednesday after being advised to have one of his testicles removed to help fight the disease.

He was previously forced to cancel his upcoming tour of Australia for what he described as "personal reasons" at the time.

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"I got a bit of bad news recently," he wrote yesterday.

"A little touch of the old cancer. Luckily, ball cancer is one of the best ones to have (sorry, ladies!) and they got rid of it all pretty quickly, along with a ball."

Linehan met with his oncologist on Thursday to discuss his options going forward after being recommended chemotherapy treatment.

Returning to Twitter today, the Irishman shared the news that he is now cancer-free and no longer requires chemo.

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"Well, holy shit. I just saw my oncologist," he said.

"Everything’s clear. No chemo! Can’t believe it! NO CHEMO!

"Have been organising my life around the idea that the next three months were just *gone*!"

The comedy writer had previously expressed concern over his upcoming projects, namely the Father Ted musical 'Pope Ted', which Linehan announced earlier this month.

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The show is set to chronicle Ted Crilly's journey as "the least qualified man in the world becoming Pope".

Linehan tweeted: "‘Pope Ted’ is coming along nicely. It’s really making us laugh.

"I’m not sure whether I’ll have to stop working on it or what, but the script (sorry, ‘book’) is so close to being done that I can walk away from it for a while and we’re still in good shape."

Whether the project is delayed or not remains to be seen.