Senator David Norris confirms he is seriously ill with cancer

Wednesday 26 June 2013 17.07
David Norris said the cancer appears to be related to viral hepatitis he contracted in 1994
David Norris said the cancer appears to be related to viral hepatitis he contracted in 1994

Independent Senator David Norris has said that he is seriously ill with cancer.

In a statement this morning, he wrote: "I am currently undergoing medical management for a serious cancer condition."

He said that he was very grateful for the "superb" treatment he has received at St Vincent’s Private Hospital.

Senator Norris said: "The cancer appears to be related to the initial incidence of viral hepatitis which I contracted from tainted drinking water while I was on unpaid Government business in Eastern Europe in 1994."

The former presidential candidate added that he continues to enjoy life and is "looking forward to returning to [his] duties in Seanad Éireann over the next few days".

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