Former Liverpool striker Michael Robinson has thanked fans for their support after he was diagnosed with cancer exactly one year ago today after saying the disease “cannot kill me every day” and he assures he “is enjoying life”.
Former Machester City striker Robinson, 61, was born in Leicester in 1958 but has lived in Spain since he retired from professional football with Spanish club Osasuna in 1989.
On 30th October 2018, exactly one year ago today (Wednesday), Robinson was diagnosed with an “incurable” metastatic cancer and has advanced melanoma skin cancer.
To thank his fans for all the support on the anniversary of his diagnosis Robinson made a post on social media saying: “On the day of 30th October of last year, they gave me the worst news. I had incurable cancer (at the time).
“I have had a year filled with emotions, I have learned a lot about myself. I have felt support from all of you the whole time. Thank you… I am very grateful!!!”
In early October, former Republic of Ireland international Robinson spoke with popular Spanish newspaper ABC and said: “I have a theory that is a bit philosophical, the cancer, hopefully, later than sooner has an opportunity:
“It can kill me once but it is not going to do it every day. I have that very clear, I know what is happening to me and I am full of optimism, enjoying life.”
Robinson played in over 300 official matches in England for five clubs (Preston North End, Liverpool, Manchester City, Brighton and Hove Albion and Queens Park Rangers) before moving to Osasuna in Spain. He is a popular sports broadcaster in Spain with his show ‘Informe Robinson’ (‘Robinson Report’) which won a broadcasting award in 2009.
Robinson is being treated by Emiliano Calvo, who changed the prognosis from being incurable to a 37 percent chance of being cured with the use of immunotherapy in January this year.
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