Sports commentator in cancer battle
Adelaide ABC sports commentator Peter Walsh has revealed he has battled prostate cancer.
Peter Walsh, who had been off air recently, has told the Adelaide’s The Advertiser he was shocked when diagnosed.
The 60 year old told the publication: “I had the attitude ‘It’s never going to happen to me’.”
“And that was despite being a friend of (AFL legend) Teddy Whitten who died (in 1995) of prostate cancer at the age of 62.”
The broadcaster is encouraging me to have their prostates checked: “I’m telling all my mates now — don’t ever linger, have the blood test and the finger.”
Walsh had his prostate removed about six weeks ago and was back at work this week.