Alex Corbisiero, ex-England, has revealed that he is fighting cancer again after it returns.
Last November, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer – something he announced publicly in March.
Corbisiero, who also played for the Lions during his career, was seemingly on the mend but unfortunately it has come back.
Former England mainstay Alex Corbisiero has announced that he is currently fighting cancer again
Corbisiero, who has won 20 caps with England, took to social media to announce the sad news
Go to social media Monday, the 32-year-old wrote: “When I told about my cancer experience in March, I was hopeful that it was behind me.
Unfortunately, the doctors found that it has spread to some of my lymph nodes. I am currently in week five of nine of chemotherapy under the wonderful care of the staff at Guy’s Hospital in London.
‘I am in a good place mentally and physically and stay positive during this roller coaster of ups and downs. I am surrounded by my fiancé, family and close friends, and I am very grateful for all the love and support.
‘I want to remind everyone, despite Covid, please go and have a look! Time is of the essence and I am lucky to have discovered this again so early. In the words of my hero, @therock, “Just bring it.” ‘
The 32-year-old was part of the Lions’ successful tour of Australia in 2013 and even scored a try
Corbisiero accompanied the caption alongside a photo of his fiancé Abby Gustaitis, and she, too, wrote her own tribute to her lover.
Unfortunately, we got the news that Alex will have to undergo chemotherapy to fight the cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes. It’s been a wild ride so far, full of ups and downs. We are hopeful and grateful for the care and treatment he is receiving in London, ‘she continued Instagram.
Happy to be by his side and support him as he has done for me in every aspect. We ask you to keep it in mind and send it our way. Thank you all for the love and support. Love you @alexcorbs. ‘
Support for Corbisiero has been felt throughout the rugby world following his latest news.
Corbisiero’s fiancé Abby Gustaitis took to Instagram to send him a heartfelt message too
England tweeted: ‘You got these Corbs’ while his old club Northampton Saints wrote: ‘Sending our strength to @AlexCorbs as he faces another battle with cancer. Crush it like a tight opposition, Corbs. ‘
Former England captain and teammate Chris Robshaw and Ireland and Lions legend Brian O’Driscoll are among the plethora of players who have also sent good messages to Corbisiero.
‘Incredible power! Keep going @AlexCorbs sending you all our support #ForOurPlayers #TeamCorbs’, wrote the Rugby Players Association.
In March, Corbisiero revealed that he first noticed a problem in November while in America.
England, Northampton Saints and the Players Rugby Association have all tweeted their support
‘I just felt that something was wrong. I could see it felt a little bit bigger, a little bit harder, it was starting to get a little bit painful. I started to notice that I bumped into it. I had watched it for a few weeks and it felt like it was growing every day, ”he said The times.
‘When I finally had a break I went to get it checked. It was always kind of on my radar because my dad had testicular cancer when he was 28. I was still in denial.
“I would have this checked and then go to jujitsu. My brother was waiting in the car. Then I had to call him and say, “Hey bro, I have testicular cancer.”
The doctor said, “Very few people die from this.” That was my first thought: “I don’t want to die.” You are in shock and very emotional. You can’t believe it all changed that day and you’re dealing with this. ‘
Corbisiero won 20 Test caps for England and played twice for the British and Irish Lions on their successful tour of Australia in 2013. He also won a league title with Northampton in 2014 before multiple injuries forced him to retire at the age of 27.
The loosehead prop had to retire at the age of 27 after multiple injuries
However, he did manage to win the 2013-14 Premier League title with Northampton before that