OJ Simpson has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Las Vegas, it has been reported.
It was also claimed that the former NFL player, who was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife and her friend in the ‘Trial of the Century’ in 1995, had been in palliative care, just weeks after he was seen looking fragile in Las Vegas. Vegas.
Simpson, 76, has since taken to social media to deny the hospice rumors, but did not reference Local 10 News’ report that he is receiving cancer treatment.
In a clip posted to his 870,000 followers on X, he can be seen sitting in his car, saying to the camera: ‘Hospice? Hospice? You’re talking about palliative care,” before bursting into laughter.
‘I don’t know who said that… as Donald (Trump) says, you can’t trust the media! Anyway, I’m having a bunch of friends over for the Super Bowl here in Las Vegas and it’s all good. So guys, take care of yourselves and have a great Super Bowl weekend.”
OJ Simpson took to X to deny reports that he is in hospice care, but did not mention cancer.
In recent weeks, the 76-year-old former running back appeared frail while using a cane.
Simpson was seen walking around Las Vegas wearing a hat and slippers last month.
Simpson was tried in 1995 for the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. They were found brutally murdered outside the former’s home in Los Angeles.
His acquittal came nine months after the highly publicized trial began in 1995, and about 16 months after Simpson and Goldman were found.
Simpson’s trial and eventual acquittal of the murders were broadcast on television for the entire world to see, although despite walking away a free man in 1995, he was later forced to pay $33.5 million in damages. to the Brown and Goldman families after being found. responsible for the deaths in a civil court.
The former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers running back also faced more legal trouble when he was sentenced to nine to 33 years behind bars for armed robbery in Nevada in 2008.
After serving nine of those years, he was paroled in 2017.
Last year, Simpson was photographed a couple of times looking frail while out and about in Las Vegas, where he now lives.
Simpson reportedly used a cane while serving a prison sentence for stealing sports memorabilia.