Darth Vader star David Prowse yesterday spoke of his joy at winning his year-long battle with prostate cancer.
Star Wars actor David, 74, who played the 6ft 6in villain in the first three films, got the all-clear last month.
The former body-builder – and TV’s Green Cross Code – stunned doctors by making a full recovery after intensive radiotherapy at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital.
Speaking from his home in Croydon, Surrey, David said: “I’ve won the fight and I’m feeling better than ever. Everyone was shocked by how well it all went.”
David admits he was lucky to be diagnosed early after a Prostate
Cancer Support Association worker urged him to ask his GP for a blood
Now David, whose brother also beat the disease, advises
men over 50 to get tested. He said: “I’ve had people saying I’ve saved
their lives. I got the same with the Green Cross Code, it’s happening
Please don’t think I’m making light of this. Silly article title aside, I’ve had several family members both triumph over and succumb to cancer, so I’m always interested in articles where cancer gets its ass kicked. If the ass-kicker in question is also the Dark Lord of the Sith, so much the better. PRRROOOOOWWWSSSEEEE!!! (Via TheForce.net)