Gregg Valentino reveals cancer diagnosis.
One of the most controversial figures in bodybuilding, Gregg Valentino has ruffled his share of feathers in the industry. He has told many a tale of intrigue during his Story Time days and continues to push the envelope with his opinionated take on bodybuilding.
Gregg Valentino had started his own YouTube channel featuring videos of his unabashed opinions. It’s unfortunate to report that one of his latest videos touched on a much more sad and shocking revelation than could have been anticipated.
It appears that Gregg Valentino has been diagnosed with throat Cancer.
The bodybuilding personality revealed the diagnosis in a video and had this to say about situation.
“As you all know, I had surgery not too long ago. I had been telling everybody I thought it was Human Papillomavirus, because I had this growth in my throat. It was actually pretty big, it was over two centimeters… After that, I went to the doctor, and it is cancer. So I do have throat cancer. We didn’t think it was cancer, I didn’t think it was cancer, but it’s throat cancer.
“Now I’m not telling you this because I want everybody to write ‘oh, don’t worry about it Gregg.’ I appreciate everybody that cares for me and supports me. Yeah, I’m going to fight this. I’ll be alright. They did cut that thing out of me, so that’s a plus already. But, I do have throat cancer.
“I’m telling you guys this, not because I want sympathy, but I want all you guys to know that most of you are young. I’m going to be 60 years old, most of you are young. Some of you are my age, but I want you to take care of your life, and put your square pegs in square holes.”
According to Valentino the cancer is located in the tonsil region of his throat. This truly some shocking and sad news for fans of the bodybuilding personality.
The Generation Iron team wishes Gregg Valentino a fast and full recovery.