Sad Scenes As Mark Pilgrim “The Famous Voice Behind First Big Brother Africa” Shares Images In Hospital Battling Stage 4 Cancer

Most may know him as the voice behind the first Big Brother Africa show back in 2003 and his long run as a presenter on 5FM back in the 90s, but to some, he is the bravest man who has kicked cancer twice and is now looking forward to kicking it once last time.

Sad Scenes As Mark Pilgrim “The Famous Voice Behind First Big Brother Africa” Shares Images In Hospital Battling Stage 4 Cancer [Credit: Mark Pilgrim/Twitter]

This is the story of the favourite South African media personality and cancer champion, Mark Pilgrim who is currently battling stage 4 lung cancer in the hospital.

Last Tuesday, South African celebrities flocked to the veteran media personality’s Twitter page with heartfelt messages as they sympathized with him after he shared his recent run with cancer while in a hospital bed.

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Mark, who had been diagnosed with cancer 33 years ago when he was only 18 had been in remission up until last year when he was told cancer had come back knocking on his door again. He now has stage 4 lung cancer.

But as positive as he has always been, Mark took to his socials to update his fans on his health.

“Really skinny at the moment. Having more fluid drained from abdomen so my tummy has a bit of space for food. It’s a journey. It’s not easy. Baby steps. Still have the end goal in sight where myself, Adrienne and the girls are walking on the beach with our future golden retriever,” he wrote before a number of people including Black Coffe and DJ Fresh reached out with inspiriting messages.

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“You got this Mark🙏🏿,” Black Coffee said, while DJ Fresh wrote: “My Dude!!! ❤️❤️❤️ sending you love and prayers daily bro!!”

A number of South African A-listers including the likes of Fikile Mbalula, Pabi Moloi, Lalla Hiryama, actress Zenande Mfenyana, Leanne Manas, and Olympic Gold Medallists Roland Schoeman also shared their messages to Mark.

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Mark often shares his experiences with cancer so as to raise awareness of the disease. He says he is positive that he can still take down cancer at the age of 53.

The man has beaten heart attack before despite his heart now working with 10% of it unable to beat.

He can still beat cancer!


 





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