‘I’m Not Scared to Die’: John Daly, 56, Once Spoke Bold Words Amidst His Battle With Cancer

Published 09/25/2022, 1:00 PM EDT
ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – JULY 15: John Daly of the United States looks on during Day Two of The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 15, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)

John Daly is one of the most renowned golfers in the world. The golf legend is currently a member of the PGA Tour, however, he wanted to join the LIV Golf league. But he was rejected by Greg Norman for some reason. Daly has been an inspiration to many young golfers. And he once expressed how he had been silently going through a rough patch in his life.

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John Daly revealed his physical health problems

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Daly’s fans know him for his colorful pants on the field more than for his game. However, his evergreen smile has brought him forward all along in life. But Daly’s smile can be deceiving as the golfer had been hiding away huge health issues from his fans for some time. He finally opened up about his condition in an interview on Golf Channel.

Jan 1, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA; PGA golfer John Daly walks the Arkansas sidelines during the second half between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Penn State Nittany Lions during the 2022 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Daly said that the doctors had diagnosed him with aggressive bladder cancer. The golfer has a famous habit of smoking countless cigarettes throughout the day. And little did he know it was affecting his health in such a way. He said“there’s an 85 percent chance it comes back. So I’ve got to go back and see him in three months. They will probably have to cut it out again,” It was after he has gone through a necessary procedure to remove cancer from his body.

But he stated that there was a high chance that his cancer might return very soon. Daly also mentioned that he was also dealing with other issues including back pain and kidney stones. He promised that he will make some lifestyle changes to get better as soon as he can.

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Daly gave an optimistic ending to his health updates

The golf star said that he wanted to have some fun and live his life. Daly mentioned that every time someone asked him, he said he lived a wonderful life. “I’m not scared to die or anything,” Daly said“I’m still working, I’m still living life, I’m still doing the things I need to do. … I can accept the challenge.”

ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND – JULY 14: John Daly of the USA on the third tee during Day One of The 150th Open at St Andrews Old Course on July 14, 2022 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Daly’s statements could motivate anyone since he said all of this when he was battling cancer himself. The golfer is an idol to millions and his fans wish him a speedy recovery. Daly is still undergoing sessions to cure his cancer completely.

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Joydeep Singh

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Joydeep Singh is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Bachelor's degree in Business Management, he possesses a writing experience of more than four years now. Having picked up on following golf for quite some time now, his favorite is the legendary Tiger Woods, whose games he just does not miss.

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