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Stephen Fry Is Proud Of Dropping Over 80 Pounds In 5 Months After His Cancer Battle, But Fans Are Concerned Over His Ill Look

Date August 23, 2019 13:51

Stephen Fry, 61, is a comedian and author who is well known for being half of the double act, Fry and Laurie, with Hugh, Laurie. He has also written a number of novels including Mythos, which was also adapted into a stage version. Recently, he has turned heads with his incredible weight loss transformation, dropping almost 80 pounds in just five months.

How did he do that?

Well, the truth is that Stephen has just recovered from prostate cancer after undergoing surgery.

His cancer was discovered when he went to his doctor to get the flu jab, he said, and decided to have a general “MOT” check-up as well.

Though doctors found that the cancer hadn’t spread, it was present in one of his lymph nodes. So after discussing his options with his doctors, Fry said he decided not to undergo radiotherapy and instead chose surgery because of the fact that the cancer was present in a lymph node.

Luckily, the operation helped him to overcome the disease and now Stephen is slowly getting back to his ordinary life.

The broadcaster, 61, attributed his weight loss to walks and eating sensibly.

He told BBC Breakfast:

“At the moment I’m very happy, there is the vertical moment and the horizontal and at the moment I’m very happy, I’m happily married. I’ve lost a bit of weight so I’m feeling proud of myself.

I was overweight, I have lost five and a half stone. I was 21 stone nearly, in April I was that heavy.”

Stephen admitted that besides feeling "relieved" to have shed the extra pounds he also feels a positive impact on his mental health.

He added:

“I walk a lot and that helps my mood as well I find, it’s not a guaranteed help for mental stress and anxiety or anything else but it does help me ..."

People's reaction

Although the comedian was all smiles as he left the studio, fans didn't find his look healthy. They believe that the broadcaster still looks ill and exhausted.

All in all, the most important thing is that Stephen feels much better now, he's proud of himself and does everything to lead a healthier lifestyle. Even if he's just stared his way of improvement, doesn't he deserve respect and some support?