Awie opens up about battling kidney cancer


PETALING JAYA: Singer Datuk Awie (pic) recently revealed that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer several years ago.

While sharing this on a radio show, the 55-year-old expressed gratitude because the disease was detected early and successfully removed through surgery, mStar reported.

“I had a problem with my kidneys; there was a tumour and the doctor confirmed that it was cancer. But Alhamdulillah, it was detected early.”

Awie added that it took him four months before agreeing to the surgery.

Recalling the first time he was told of the diagnosis, Awie said: “The doctor who examined me said that one of my kidneys needed to be removed.

“When I heard him say that, I felt like ‘my time’ was up.”

The doctor treating him then advised the artiste to consult with a specialist doctor for a second opinion.

After four months of treatment at the hospital, Awie said he finally agreed to undergo surgery to remove the tumour after being persuaded by his wife.

“Alhamdulillah, the surgery was successful and the 2.7cm tumour was successfully removed from my kidney,” he said.

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