Richard Holliday gives positive update on his cancer treatment

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MLW’s Richard Holliday has said he is doing better “each and every day” as he continues his treatment for cancer.

Holliday was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a form of blood cancer, in September 2022. He revealed the diagnosis in December when he was halfway through 12 rounds of chemotherapy.

On this week’s episode of MLW Fusion, he provided an update on his treatment in a prerecorded video.

He said:

Consumers, it’s me, Richard. I wanted to take this moment to speak candidly with you because I do understand that not everyone is on social media and sometimes it’s tough to stay on top of the news and everything that’s going on.

You might have been wondering why I have been absent from your screens and why I haven’t been in the world of professional wrestling as of late. That’s because, in September 2022, I was diagnosed with cancer in the form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

This was completely devastating news to me and completely shocking, just based upon me being a professional athlete and taking care of my body the way that I did. You know, you think you’re invincible. You think that nothing like this will ever happen to you, but such is life, and unfortunately, it can.

What I’ve been saying to myself is that it’s not the news that you get that defines you as a person; it’s how you react to it.

Turning to more positive news on his recovery, he added:

I just want to let each and every one of you know that I have been in the gym five to six days a week. I am training my ass off.

The doctors are completely shocked by how I’ve been able to handle my chemotherapy because most people will tell you horror stories. But, luckily for me, I have been able to weather the storm the best that I possibly can, and I’m doing better seemingly each and every day.

With that being said, I don’t know exactly when I’ll be able to get back into the ring or when I’ll be able to enter that world of professional wrestling, which I miss so dearly. It’s my life, it’s my life’s work, it’s my absolute passion.

Until that day comes, I miss you guys. This is by no means a “goodbye”. This isn’t even a “see you later”. In my opinion, this is a “see you soon”, and I can’t wait for that day. I will leave you with this: when you’re breathing rarefied air, you fight.

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Based in Northern Ireland, Neal Flanagan is a former newspaper journalist and copy editor. In addition to reporting for POST Wrestling, he co-hosts The Wellness Policy podcast with Wai Ting and Jordan Goodman.