Former New Zealand all-rounder, Chris Cairns has recently made an announcement in which he told his fans and followers of his developing bowel cancer.
He had gone for a routine check-up and was told by his doctors that he had developed the disease.
5 months prior, he underwent treatment for a torn artery and also suffered a spinal stroke in August last year.
He has been discharged just last week.
But on Friday, he got the shock of his life after coming to know about his bowel cancer.
He immediately took to Instagram where he posted about his latest health condition.
The spinal stroke left him paralyzed from the waist down.
After posting, he started receiving recovery messages, prayers and best wishes from all his fans and followers.
I was told yesterday I have bowel cancer… a big shock and not what I was expecting after what was supposed to be a routine check-up.
Cairns played for the Black Caps and represented them in 62 Tests, 215 ODIs and two T20Is. He played for New Zealand from 1989 to 2006.
His father Lance also played for the Black Caps.
Cairns came under the firing line after his retirement for match-fixing in 2006 when he was captain of Chandigarh Lion in the now-defunct ICL.
But he won a libel case against Lalit Modi, former IPL chairman in 2012.